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: