Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott joins Willem II on trial

Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott joins Willem II on trial

Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott has joined Willem II on trial as he seeks to secure a move to the Dutch side.

The 18-year-old midfielder is set to feature in a friendly against amateur outfit VV Diessen. He featured prominently for Chelsea’s Under-21 side this season, netting three goals in nine UEFA Youth League matches.

Scott also starred in the U21 Premier League, registering two assists across his 11 appearances. He is now potentially set for a transfer away though.

As reported by Football Oranje, coach Edwin van en Looi confirmed: “It’s no secret that we are still looking for offensive reinforcements.

“We want to see this guy at work. He gets the next few days the chance to prove himself (sic). “

Chelsea have many talented youngsters on their books, but the vast majority of them don’t get a look in at first-team level, with many players falling by the wayside after leaving on loan.

Several of the club’s prospects received first-team opportunities in the second half of last season though, under interim manager Guus Hiddink, but it remains to be seen whether new manager Antonio Conte will do likewise.

Chelsea are yet to make any senior signings this summer, perhaps due to the fact that Conte is yet to formally take charge due to his commitments with Italy at Euro 2016.

The Blues conceded 53 goals in the Premier League this season in a hugely frustrating campaign that culminated in them finishing in mid-table. They will be determined to do far better in Conte’s first season in charge ,by regaining a place in European competition.

Chelsea had an average pass accuracy of 83% in the Premier League this season – the fourth-best record in the division.