Chelsea youngster Dujuan Richards only officially arrived at the club last month, but it seems that he has already managed to develop some good relationships.
While Dujuan Richards was only able to link up with Chelsea recently after turning 18 in November, he was able to train with them during pre-season.
The forward has now told the club’s official website that he got along really well with Noni Madueke and Carney Chukwuemeka during that period.
Richards has spent more time with the first team since so has had the chance to see more of Madueke and Chukwuemeka.
Still a young player who has just arrived in the country, though, it may be a while before he makes his Chelsea debut.
Dujuan Richards getting along with Noni Madueke
Madueke seems to be one of the first friends Richards made at Chelsea.
Discussing his pre-season with the Blues and the England U21 international, Richards said: “I got the chance to train in the summer with the club during the pre-season tour, so I have the experience of playing with professional guys who are really experienced.
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Noni Madueke can be a good role model for Richards
Madueke has not been at Chelsea for long and has often been overlooked. His first start in the Premier League this season did not come until October.
However, the 21-year-old has waited patiently instead of asking for a transfer and has been rewarded for it.
He is starting to get opportunities in Mauricio Pochettino‘s first XI now, playing from the beginning of Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Aston Villa in the FA Cup during the week. He even got an assist that evening, earning praise from a former Villa player Dion Dublin.
The patience he has shown is definitely a good lesson for Richards and other young players at Chelsea.