Lucas Piazon to start for Chelsea in Capital One Cup
Brazil Under-17 international Lucas Piazon has been selected to make his first Chelsea appearance on Tuesday night as the Blues take on Wolves in the Capital One Cup at Stamford Bridge.
Lucas, 18, officially joined Chelsea in January and has impressed with his dedication and performances for both reserve and youth teams, as well as scoring for the senior side in a pre-season friendly with PSG.
The São Paulo academy graduate appeared to confirm his involvement with a Twitter message sent on Tuesday morning, after weeks of speculation.
The Brazilian youngster tweeted: "Good morning on my way to the bridge! Capital one tonight against Wolves #CFC".
Youth team coach Dermott Drummy had previously hinted at the player's proposed involvement in the tie and on Monday, Roberto di Matteo added to speculation by confirming that some younger players would take part.
The Italian said: "I'm sure there'll be one or two that haven't had much time on the pitch who'll be playing on Tuesday.
"We'll mix it up. There are a few players who have played one or two games before that deserve a chance and there will be some senior players too."