Paul Canoville reacts to 18-year-old Chelsea striker's latest goalscoring display

Chelsea icon Paul Canoville has praised young Chelsea talent Jude Soonsup-Bell after a goalscoring performance in Wednesday’s Premier League Cup final win over Fulham.

The young Blues secured a 2-1 win, and their first this season, over their neighbouring rivals at Craven Cottage.

Soonsup-Bell, who had already scored twice against Fulham this season, grabbed the eventual winner 10 minutes before time after a brilliant run and an assist by Charlie Webster.

The pair have already been invited to the first-team training sessions on numerous occasions, which suggests that they have already caught the attention of Thomas Tuchel.

Well, in Soonsup-Bell’s case, he even already made his senior debut under the German in the 2-0 win over Brentford in Carabao Cup in December.

Tuchel is clearly not the only one keeping an eye on Soonsup-Bell, though, as Canoville had recently his say on the 18-year-old’s latest display.

“Well done, young man,” the former Blues winger wrote on Twitter.

“Keep pushing.”

While a first-team promotion would arguably be too soon for Soonsup-Bell, he is arguably ready for a loan spell in senior football.

Although, it remains unclear whether Chelsea will stick to sending their young talents to loan clubs after the expected change of ownership.

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