Dominic Solanke: 'It's amazing to work with Jose Mourinho'

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho protests during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
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Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke believes that working with manager Jose Mourinho will help him to improve.

Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke believes that working with manager Jose Mourinho will only improve him as a footballer.

The 17-year-old striker, who signed his first professional contract last month, made his first-team debut against Maribor in the Champions League last week.

Solanke hopes that he can forge a successful career at Stamford Bridge under Mourinho.

"It's great that he has faith in me, at my age," Solanke told the London Evening Standard.

"It shows that there is an opportunity there and working with him will only improve me. It is amazing to have a world class coach like Mourinho giving me advice. He has done so much in his career already.

"In football you must work hard. if you put the talent with the hard work, then anyone can fulfill their dreams."

With Diego Costa and Loic Remy injured, Solanke could make his first start in tonight's Capital One Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town.

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's sixth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014
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