Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu played 90 minuets on Tuesday night for Sheffield United – and some Blades fans on Twitter were delighted with the performance of the 20-year-old.
The young Welshman was loaned out from Stamford Bridge in the summer, as he joined Premier League rivals Sheffield United for the entire season.
He’s been a part of a team with zero wins in their opening 17 league games, but they broke that streak last night.
Sheffield United secured a 1-0 home win over Newcastle United, with Billy Sharp converting a second-half penalty.
One man that caught the eye of Sheffield United supporters was Ampadu, who has not been a favourite so far this season at Bramall Lane.
He’s a versatile star that has struggled at times in a defensive midfield position, but he looked far more comfortable dropping back as a centre-half.
The Chelsea loanee delivered a composed display against Newcastle at centre-back and was named man of the match on Sheffield United’s official Twitter account.
Aged 20, the Wales international still has a lot of improvements to make in his game when it comes to decision-making, but he’s shown enough in his brief career to highlight his talent.
The Chelsea man now needs to find consistency in his game, especially if he has any realistic aim of breaking into Frank Lampard’s squad next season when he returns from his loan.
Here are some Sheffield United fans discussing Ampadu’s latest display: