'Join the senior team': Some Chelsea fans send messages to their teenager who played for U19s today
Chelsea youngster Harvey Vale was in action for the club’s Under-19s side on Wednesday morning – but some Blues fans on Twitter responded by claiming they would have loved for him to be with the first team for tonight’s game.
Chelsea boss Andy Myers watched his Under-19s record a 1-1 draw earlier today in the UEFA Youth League away to Zenit.
Alfie Gilchrist’s header ensured the young Blues team secured second in their group, so they’ll now enter the play-off round of the competition. The first teams of Chelsea and Zenit will lock horns this evening in Russia in the Champions League, too.
Vale, who’s an exciting attacking midfielder, started in the Under-19s game this morning.
However, some of the Blues fanbase wanted to see the English 18-year-old with Thomas Tuchel’s senior group.
Vale emerging talent in Chelsea ranks
Vale is still waiting for his first-team debut, but he’s been a shining light in the club’s various youth teams this season.
The left-footed playmaker has already featured in a match day squad under senior manager Tuchel. For example, he was an unused substitute in the Champions League win away to Malmo at the start of November.
It’s vital that he’s playing regular football at youth level to boost his development and he’s clearly done enough to grab Tuchel’s attention. However, the competition for the attacking places at Stamford Bridge is fierce in the senior squad.
Incidentally, ex-Blues frontman Olivier Giroud was reportedly impressed when training alongside Vale.
Here are some Chelsea fans discussing the young talent:
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