Russian prodigy joins Chelsea

The youngster impressed Chelsea scouts during an training camp in Togliatti, Russia.

Russia’s under-17 boss Yuri Smolayinov said: “The academy was visited by Chelsea scouts last summer.

“They pointed out Emilianov as the most talented player of his age and suggested that he went to Chelsea on a trial.

“Roman plays well with both feet, he’s good at interception and tackles but also can begin an attack with a smart pass.”