Noni Madueke names the one Chelsea player who will take the team to the next level and it's not Cole Palmer

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Chelsea spent close to £1billion in the last two transfer windows but not all have hit the ground running.

Chelsea forward Noni Madueke believes midfielder Romeo Lavia will take the Premier League by storm when he regains full fitness next season. The 20-year-old has only played just 20 minutes of football for Chelsea since he signed from Southampton for £58million. 

He suffered a knockout injury in that game against Crystal Palace when he made his debut but everything is now pointing to a return next season and Madueke who himself took a while to find himself at the club says the Belgian will take them to the next level when he's ready. 

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He told ESPN in an exclusive interview: "I don't want to say I feel like anyone's going to be better than anyone else. However, I'm really excited to watch Romeo play next season. He's got bags of ability and it's been unfortunate for him this season being out for so long.

"But I remember when he played Southampton, he was outstanding. So really excited to see him. He's a top player and he just needs time. He's been injured for a whole season. He's still very young, so it's not really about putting a lot of pressure on him, just letting him grow and develop at his pace, but he's got elite talent and a good mindset as well."

Chelsea invested heavily in the next generation including Madueke who was signed for £30million from PSV to form a brand new team of young players for manager Mauricio Pochettino to mould into a group of winners. 

In the last few games they have shown that they are heading in the right direction after winning for consecutive for the first time in two years.

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