‘Outstanding’: Some fans amazed by display of their 20-year-old Chelsea loanee

Chelsea loanee Armando Broja scored his first ever Premier League goal on Saturday afternoon – and some Southampton fans on Twitter were amazed by the youngster’s performance.

Broja, 20, is currently on a season-long loan at St Mary’s with Southampton. 

The centre-forward was the hero for the Saints on the weekend with the only goal in a 1-0 victory at home to Leeds United. He powered in a winning strike early in the second half to finish off a counter-attack.

His overall contribution to the game while on the pitch was extremely positive, so surely now he’s put himself into a position to start more matches moving forward. 

Also, it means he’s got three goals in seven appearances across all competitions for loan club Southampton. 

It’s going to be interesting to see where he fits in next summer when he returns to parent club Chelsea. 

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Masterstroke from Hasenhuttl? 

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl may have just pulled off a genius piece of man-management.

The Saints manager gave the 20-year-old a fairly harsh assessment ahead of today’s league encounter with Leeds.

However, it looks like a smart piece of reverse psychology that has inspired him. 

You play a dangerous game when you publicly criticise young players trying to make their way into the game, but the Chelsea loanee has shown his thick skin and true quality with his latest individual display.

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Southampton fans hail Broja

A selection of Southampton supporters on social media believe Broja was one of their shining lights against Leeds.

They have been waiting patiently for the striker to get more opportunities on the pitch and were massively impressed by what they saw from him on Saturday.

He made the most of Che Adams’ absence against Leeds.

Here are some Saints fans discussing Broja:

https://twitter.com/josefsfc/status/1449412600471691265

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.