'Serious player', 'I'd take': Some Chelsea fans really impressed by 24-year-old star's display for PL rivals
Allan Saint-Maximin starred last night for Newcastle United in a Premier League fixture – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter were left heavily praising his individual performance.
Saint-Maximin, 24, scored for Newcastle on Monday night during their 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United. Unfortunately, the French attacker was eventually substituted off in the second half with an injury problem.
The speedster delivered some brilliant skill to help chalk up his fourth league goal of the season. In fairness, he did miss one golden chance to score from close range, too.
He’s so often the talisman at St James’ Park for Newcastle, whose chances of avoiding relegation may rest largely on him.
Chelsea fans waxing lyrical
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media were marvelling over the latest display from Newcastle’s star man against Man United.
He tormented United on numerous occasions with his pace and his willingness to dribble past defenders at full tilt.
There were a few comparisons in the Blues fanbase between Saint-Maximin and ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who was arguably the best dribbler in the English division during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Saint-Maximin, who’s got 11 goals and 14 assists in 76 career Newcastle appearances, is still trying to work on his end product. He’s still relatively young, though, and has got all the kind of attributes that supporters love.
Incidentally, Chelsea were linked with the Newcastle forward back in September. He was mentioned as someone that could be targeted in the summer of 2022 rather than in January.
Here are some Blues fans discussing Saint-Maximin’s latest display:
Hudson-Odoi most direct Blues player
If you think of what Saint-Maximin does on a football pitch, Hudson-Odoi is probably the Chelsea player who comes closest to him. Notably, winger Hudson-Odoi is still only 21 and doesn’t quite go through the gears with the ball at his feet like his Newcastle counterpart.
There are times when Thomas Tuchel’s side can be a bit predictable in the final third, so having an individual that’s brave and direct is always vital.
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