‘Star in the making’: Some fans amazed by display from their 19-year-old Chelsea loanee

Chelsea youngster Henry Lawrence exited Stamford Bridge this season on a year-long loan – and some AFC Wimbledon fans on Twitter were majorly impressed with his performance for them on Tuesday night. 

Lawrence, 19, completed a move in the summer to League One club Wimbledon. He’s a highly rated talent to come out of the academy at Cobham, so will hope to following in the footsteps of many predecessors. 

The Chelsea loanee played 90 minutes last night for Wimbledon in their 1-1 draw at home to Gillingham. It was certainly a busy game for the right wing-back. 

First of all, the attack-minded full-back had a couple of efforts on goal during the first half. In addition, he was fouled in the second half when racing through on goal, which resulted in David Tutonda’s sending off.

It was the teenager’s first start in the league after previously impressing in the cup, so it feels like he’s working way into the best XI.

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Henry Lawrence impressing Wimbledon fans

It’s no surprise to see Lawrence force his way into the Wimbledon line up.

The London-born ace was a star in the Chelsea Under-23s side last season. It’s great to see him, though, leave on loan for his first taste of senior football.

His versatility means he can play numerous defensive and midfield positions, but he looks really well suited as a wing-back. It’s positive that Blues first-team boss Thomas Tuchel uses that system, too.

Here are some Wimbledon fans hailing Lawrence yesterday:


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