19-year-old Chelsea youngster scored amazing goal from almost the halfway line last night

Chelsea teenager Mason Burstow showed off exactly how talented he is with a sensational long-range goal in the Football League trophy last night.

The Blues’ U21 side ran out 2-1 winners over Oxford United in Group O of the competition last night.

Chelsea had gone behind after just 10 minutes, before Burstow started the comeback with an audacious effort from close to the halfway line after 78 minutes.

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Fellow prospect Lewis Hall, who Blues fans will have been impressed by in the FA Cup last season, also fired home a devastating finish four minutes later to cap off a great victory for the youngsters.

Burstow was clearly delighted with his effort, taking to Twitter to share the strike to his followers.

Burstow scores stunner

The youngster was the subject of a big effort for the Blues to sign him back in January this year, with their third bid eventually being successful to prize him permanently from Charlton Athletic.

He was loaned back to the League One side for the remainder of the campaign, where he continued to impress until the end as his side achieved a mid-table finish.

After a far from prolific beginning to his career in the Chelsea youth sides, a strike of the quality of the one he provided last night will no doubt go a long way to boosting his confidence for the coming season.

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The fixture last night also saw an impressive performance from youngster Omari Hutchinson, who joined the Blues over the summer from Arsenal.

Some of the first team staff may have been paying a closer attention than normal to the game due to his appearance, with him being spotted in first team training last week despite international stars being back with the squad.

If this was the case, Burstow’s stunner surely will have done him no harm in remaining in key figures’ minds.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.