Sassuolo winger and former Chelsea academy star Jeremie Boga has admitted that he would consider a return to Stamford Bridge presently as there is less competition for places in his position. The 23-year-old graduated from the Blues academy in 2015 but made just one appearance for the senior team before being shipped to Italy in 2018.
With the departure of Eden Hazard, as well as the possible conclusion of Willian and Pedro’s Chelsea careers, the attacker can see a clear path into Frank Lampard’s team. In a chat with The Athletic, the Ivory Coast international said:
‘When I was there, it was Willian, Hazard, Pedro. When Jose Mourinho was there, it was [Mohamed] Salah.
‘There were a lot of good wingers. For me, it has always been if I can’t play, then I will try to go on loan or try to go somewhere to improve, then maybe come back one day.’
Boga has impressed in the Serie A this season with 8 goals and 2 assists in 24 Serie A appearances for Sassuolo. His £2.7million move to Sassuolo included a buy-back clause that would allow a possible return to Stamford Bridge if his service is required.
The winger was a part of a talented crop of Chelsea youth players that included the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fikayo Tomori, and Tammy Abraham. The trio are presently in the Chelsea first-team under Frank Lampard.
He added: ‘I think our generation was one of the best Chelsea ever had. We had so many talented players. It was not easy but every weekend, we were so used to winning 2-0 or 3-0.’
Meanwhile, Jeremie Boga was the last player to score in the Serie A and it was on March 9 before the indefinite postponement of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.