Chelsea decided to send their talented youngster Armando Broja out on a season-long loan this year to Premier League rivals Southampton, and he’s started in impressive fashion at his new club.

Broja, 19, spent last year impressing in Holland during a loan with Vitesse Arnhem. The teenage forward scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for the Eredivisie side.

However, the Blues kept him in England this year.

Broja wasn’t included in Southampton’s squad for the opening two games of the Premier League season, but got his chance in midweek in the Carabao Cup second round. 

The Chelsea loanee marked his Saints debut on Wednesday night with two goals in an amazing 8-0 victory against League Two opposition Newport County.

First of all, the teenager tucked in a close-range finish to open the scoring. He reacted first in the penalty box after an effort had hit the crossbar. 

 

Secondly, he grabbed another in the second half with a curled effort into the corner after a lovely touch to get the ball out from under his feet. 

Newport County v Southampton - Carabao Cup Second Round
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Armando Broja another exciting Chelsea talent to watch

If Broja can start getting minutes in the Premier League, it’s going to be intriguing to see how he gets on. 

The fact Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl plays with two forwards gives him a great opportunity, so it’s about impressing whenever he gets the chance.

His two goals yesterday highlights he’s an attacker that is calm in front of goal. Also, he picked up some excellent positions that were similar to that of strikers that had been performing for years.

It’s going to be tough breaking into Thomas Tuchel’s group at Chelsea, but impressing in the Premier League this year will massively enhance his chances.

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