Lucas Piazon joins Chievo on loan from Chelsea

Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon has joined Italian side Chievo on loan for the rest of this season.

The 25-year-old Brazilian has been a part of Maurizio Sarri’s squad, and was an unused substitute in the Blues’ Carabao Cup semi-final second leg match against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

Piazon joined Chelsea in 2011 and enjoyed playing for the youth team, winning the FA Youth Cup and won Chelsea’s Young Player of the Year.

In 2012/13, Piazon was promoted to playing in the first-team. He featured and scored in wins over Wolves and Manchester United in the League Cup, and Aston Villa in the Premier League when he was denied a first Chelsea goal by a penalty save.

In the following season, he went on his first loan away from Stamford Bridge, to La Liga club Malaga. He spent campaigns at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland, Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany, and then with Reading and Fulham in the Championship, playing a significant role as the Cottagers reached the play-off semi-finals in 2016/17.

He returned to Craven Cottage last season and helped them win the promotion, by playing well in the final against Aston Villa.

Piazon has also represented Brazil at youth level and is a fantastic player, who just couldn’t make the cut at Stamford Bridge. His next loan move is to Chievo now.

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