The 18-year-old arrived at the west London club last summer from Exeter City and he impressed in handful of appearances for the first team under Antonio Conte last season.
Ampadu has also been in impressive form for Wales and has been earning praise for his mature performances for both club and country.
The teenager has just committed his long-term future to Chelsea FC by signing a new five-year deal with the west London club to keep him at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future.
And boyhood Chelsea FC fan Ampadu has revealed that the likes of Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill have been role models for him as he develops as a player.
Speaking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website, Ampadu said: “I might have been a striker back then, because I used to be a striker, so that was one of the reasons I loved Drogba so much, but when I turned into more of a defender I looked at the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, Gary Cahill, to try and help me better my game.”
Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to West Ham United in the top flight.
Before that, they will kick off their Europa League campaign with a trip to PAOK in their group stage opener on Thursday night.
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