Chelsea’s Under-18s side booked their spot in the FA Youth Cup final with a victory on Friday night – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter went wild for the performance of their rising star Tino Livramento.
The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 in the semi-final at St George’s Park and the goalscorer was forward Bryan Fiabema, who scored early in the second-half.
With the first-team not in action until Saturday against Burnley, there were plenty of Chelsea supporters keeping a close eye on the Under-18s team and picked out one individual as a star man.
Livramento is an attack-minded full-back that assisted the goal with his cross against Man United and was a constant threat flying down the wing.
The 17-year-old speedster has been at Stamford Bridge since he joined the academy as an Under-9 and he’s already represented England at youth level.
He is a right-sided defender that has been playing in Chelsea Under-23s development side this campaign, where he’s beginning to make a real name for himself and he’s a big threat from a wing-back position.
Reece James is a first-team right-back that previously came through the academy ranks, while Tariq Lamptey was another to follow that path before he was eventually sold to Brighton.
Some suggestions from fans are that James should be converted into a midfielder in a similar way to Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich, which would open up room for Livramento as a long-term option at right-back when he develops.
Here are some Chelsea fans discussing Livramento:
Livramento is a future star for Chelsea 👀⚡💙
— ⚽💙 (@CFCNORTH6) October 30, 2020
We need to utilise Reece James the same way Bayern did with Kimmich. Stick him at DM and promote Livramento to the first team. Such a baller
— benji (@CarefreeBenji) October 30, 2020
Livramento is first team ready!
— Assi EQ (@Assiboyy) October 30, 2020
Livramento and Lewis Bate are quality players, definitely ones for the future🌟 #FAYouthCup
— Dan (@itz_dan08) October 30, 2020
We produce some serious RB’s James, Lamptey and now Livramento 😍😍
— Darren Brennan (@chels_dar) October 30, 2020
Livramento is too good for this age group….baller 👌👌🔵⚪ #CFCU18
— Bridgette Parlma (@Bparlma) October 30, 2020
Tino Livramento is special.
— 🥤 (@ColdCalteck) October 30, 2020
Livramento looks absolute class.
He should be around the first team squad now.
— Robert CFC (@AfcRoberto) October 30, 2020
James might have to do a Kimmich so Livramento can play as a RB
— Zale☣ (@ZaleCFC) October 30, 2020
Agenda is a strong word, but I've always wanted Reece to move into midfield later on for Livramento hes unreal
— Myron (@CFCMyron) October 30, 2020
Livramento is class. Reece might have to pull a Kimmich
— matt (@tweetsbysparks) October 30, 2020