'Fabregas in the making': Some Chelsea fans amazed by their teenager in FA Youth Cup win vs Liverpool
Chelsea’s young guns pulled off a stunning comeback victory in Saturday’s FA Youth Cup tie against Liverpool – and some Blues fans on Twitter were left raving about the performance of their teenager Charlie Webster.
Chelsea’s Under-18s qualified for the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals by overturning a three-goal deficit at Liverpool to win 4-3.
Ed Brand’s side found themselves 3-0 down inside an hour and on the brink of exit from the competition. However, the visitors managed to mount one of the most improbable comebacks inside the final 20 minutes.
First of all, Webster’s deflected shot from the edge of the box reduced the deficit in the 70th minute. Soon after, Jude Soonsup-Bell netted for the Blues with a great header after beating the goalkeeper to a cross into the box.
Chelsea’s equalsier came in bizarre fashion with three minutes left of the 90 minutes when an attempted clearance deflected in off substitute Malik Mothersille.
Finally, Tudor Mendel-Idowu tapped in a dramatic winner in stoppage time with a close-range finish.
Webster grabs attention of Chelsea fans
A selection of Blues supporters on social media believe that young prospect Webster is one for the future.
The 17-year-old midfielder scored the goal that sparked the unforgettable comeback. It’s the way the central midfielder performed throughout that fans really loved, though.
A comparison to ex-Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas from one member of the fanbase is one he’d love to hear.
He’s yet to make a first-team debut yet, but one won’t be too far away if he keeps developing at this rate.
The Kingston-born midfielder is extremely comfortable on the ball with some great dribbling and passing in his game, plus he was a real standout in the Liverpool victory even when his team were struggling.
Here are some Chelsea fans praising Webster: