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An interesting bit of news out of Cobham today involves youngster Lucas Piazon. Piazon agreed to move to Chelsea last spring but has already impressed the coaching staff enough that the club has locked him up long term. The official website today released a statement informing us that the player and club have reached an agreement to extend his contract until June 2017. No word on what he'll be paid, but it's certainly encouraging to see that the club rates him this highly.

Lucas has been playing very well at both the youth and reserve levels this season, he found the scoresheet again on Monday afternoon. Depending on how the season plays out it would not surprise me to see Piazon get his debut this spring should we have some fairly meaningless games during the run in. I'd also expect those of us in the US will get a healthy dose of Piazon when the club comes this way in the summer. Congratulations to Piazon, keep up the good work.