Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu got his first minutes in a Sheffield United shirt on Thursday night – and some of their fans on Twitter were impressed by what they saw from him.

Sheffield United drew 1-1 in the Carabao Cup second round fixture against Lancashire rivals Burnley, but it was the latter who won in a penalty shootout to progress.

Burnley v Sheffield United - Carabao Cup Second Round
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Despite defeat for Sheffield United at Turf Moor, there were positives for Chris Wilder’s team after handing out four debuts.

Ampadu recently moved to Bramall Lane on a season-long loan from Chelsea and he’s looking to gain some real top-flight experience with the Blades.

The 20-year-old slotted straight into a back three system that Sheffield United commonly use and put in an assumed performance.

He is a versatile player that was used in a centre-back role by manager Wilder, but later in the second-half switched to a wing-back role and didn’t let his standards slip.

Burnley v Sheffield United - EFL Trophy
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The senior Wales international has also been used as a defensive midfielder for much of his short career as well and the youngster needs to try lock down a fixed position.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will surely be keeping a close eye on how Ampadu progresses this season and he’s one that has got the potential to break into the first-team at Stamford Bridge in the long-term.

Here are some Sheffield United fans praising Ampadu:

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