John Terry delivers his verdict on Lewis Hall's performance against Manchester City tonight
John Terry singled out Chelsea’s Lewis Hall for big praise during his performance tonight against Manchester City.
Hall, who’s a super talent from the Blues academy, was handed a starting position in the Carabao Cup third round tie at the Etihad Stadium.
The versatile 18-year-old can play numerous midfield and defensive positions, with Graham Potter starting him as a left wing-back on Wednesday night against Man City.
For Chelsea, they ended up suffering a 2-0 defeat to exit the competition in disappointing fashion.
Potter’s side had several superb chances in front of goal to score, but it was a similar tale of not finding a clinical touch.
Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez scored second-half goals for the hosts to see them progress to the fourth round of the domestic cup competition.
Lewis Hall performance
Chelsea legend Terry delivered a glowing verdict about Hall’s display in midweek.
“What a great first-half performance from Lewis Hall,” Terry wrote on Twitter.
There can’t be many greater feelings for a youngster from Chelsea’s academy to hear such praise from Terry.
Hall may have ended up on the losing side this evening, but he did so much to enhance his own reputation.
His only previous first-team appearance came in an FA Cup tie last season between Chelsea and Gillingham, but Potter got to see tonight his immense potential.
The English teenager was certainly the bright spark for the visitors, showing such confidence in possession from the wing-back area.
His only disappointment may be that he had two shots inside the box, one in each half, that were saved by the goalkeeper. He’s definitely going to have supporters begging Potter to play him more moving forward, though.
Ben Chilwell could reportedly miss as long as three months with injury, so does Hall become a genuine first-team option in Chelsea’s games post-World Cup?