Chelsea starlet Ben Sahar has publicly thanked the people at Chelsea who have helped him make an impact in his first season at the club.


The 17-year-old Israeli striker's year, in which he became the club's youngest ever international appearance maker and goalscorer, was capped with the Chelsea award for Young Talent.


That was presented by John Terry at the annual Player of the Year dinner on Tuesday to the Academy player who has impressed the most, chosen by director of youth development Frank Arnesen, Academy manager Neil Bath and reserve team coach Brendan Rodgers.


Sahar has said of the recognition:


'It's a huge honour for me to get this award. To be recognised as the "one to watch" at a club like Chelsea is amazing with so many world class players here.


'This season has been incredible for me, going from the youth team to playing alongside players like John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba and young players like Mikel, Kalou and Diarra. It is a great honour.


'I'm learning so much here and I would like to thank all the coaches, backroom staff and my team mates.'