Lewis Hall has admitted he’s been practicing shooting every day in training as he goes in search of his first ever senior Chelsea goal.
Lewis Hall, who’s just 18, is another emerging talent from the Blues academy at Cobham.
He’s been a key player in Chelsea’s Under-21s side this campaign, but he’s also had his fair share of first-team exposure to go with that.
The versatile left-footer has made nine senior appearances for his boyhood club, including eight this season. He played 90 minutes in last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.
However, the English rising talent is still waiting for his first senior goal.
Most of Hall’s senior minutes so far have come as a full-back or wing-back, which is a position he can cover very effectively. It’s worth pointing out he’s a central midfielder by trade, though.
The teenager has confessed that he’s worked extra hard in training recently to try improve his finishing.
“I feel like my positioning and awareness of getting into the box and timing of runs is pretty decent,” Hall told the club’s official website.
“It’s just that final touch really. In training over the last couple of months I’ve been practising my finishing pretty much every day. Even with the simple finishes it is about doing it consistently over weeks and weeks, just trying to improve on that bit. Hopefully, one day, I can get my first goal.”
We are really impressed by what we’ve seen from Hall in glimpses.
The youngster is showing great maturity to step into the first team in a position that’s not his best.
He did look a little out of touch in the recent draw against Forest, but he’s shown this season he’s a genuine first-team option with so much potential.
He’s scored a few goals at youth level as a talisman in the Under-21s. However, it’s a completely different task when stepping into the senior fold.
With Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella sidelined through injury, we expect Hall to get more opportunities in these final three games of the league season.