17-year-old Chelsea prospect was in first-team training today, he should start vs Plymouth - TCC View

Thomas Tuchel should seriously consider giving Chelsea prospect Lewis Hall just a second senior appearance this Saturday in the FA Cup.

Chelsea return to action this weekend on Saturday afternoon with an FA Cup fourth round tie against League One opponents Plymouth Argyle. They were runners-up in last season’s FA Cup competition but would love to go one better this time around.

Blues manager Tuchel has got to navigate his way through an unbelievably busy schedule in the next few months, which includes playing across five different competitions during February.

It would be the smart move from Tuchel to combine youth and experience in Saturday’s cup tie at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea youngster Hall, who made his first-team debut last month, should get a chance to impress once again.

The 17-year-old talent caught the eye against non-league side Chesterfield during the last round, assisting a goal and looking very composed as the left-sided centre-back in a back three. It would now be a reasonable step up to try him out against League One opposition this weekend.

He deserves another opportunity before the Blues start competing in the business end of competitions.

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Hall pictured in Chelsea first-team training

Hall has been pictured (see above) training with the senior squad alongside Timo Werner on Wednesday.

The English teenager is one of the standouts in the Under-23s group, and it’s great to see him get more first-team exposure.

He’s a central midfielder by trade, but his brilliant versatility means he could play a number of roles on the weekend. For example, he played as an attacking midfielder in his most recent performance in the FA Youth Cup. Also, he can play anywhere across the midfield, and even as a wing-back or centre-back.

It would be great for fans to watch Hall again on Saturday. He’s someone that Callum Hudson-Odoi called “amazing” after his first-team debut.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.