'Get to know him more': Potter says 18-year-old Chelsea youngster will be in first-team training during WC break

Graham Potter has claimed Chelsea youngster Lewis Hall will be in first-team training during the World Cup break.

Hall, 18, is now a popular name in the Blues fanbase after his performance last night.

The teenager made just his second ever senior appearance during Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat yesterday to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup third round.

Despite ending up on the losing side, the versatile talent put in a memorable individual display as his team’s left wing-back.

Even John Terry took to Twitter to hail the academy graduate’s display at the Etihad Stadium.

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Lewis Hall in first-team training

Potter, who praised Hall’s performance yesterday in his post-match interview, has now indicated what lies ahead in his immediate future.

Chelsea’s head coach suggested he will get to see more of the 18-year-old in training during the winter break to make room for the World Cup.

“He’s been training with us. He hasn’t been out of place when he’s trained with us,” Potter said.

“We’ll get to know him more over the break because we can train with him. He’s around, so that’s good.”

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Hall must feel on cloud nine after his performance at Man City, and he may have a great opportunity to build on it.

With so many first-team players away on international duty at the World Cup, it does open up spots at Cobham for more youngsters to train with the senior group.

It sounds like Hall is already a recognised face in the first team, so the next month is the time to really capitalise in front of Potter’s eyes.

It’s going to be interesting to see if the left-footer can force his way into Potter’s plans in the second half of the season.

For certain, his versatility to play in defence or midfield should appeal to the manager.

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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.