'I can do better': Chelsea player admits he needs to improve his shooting after last night's game

Chelsea youngster Lewis Hall has claimed in his post-match interview with the club that he needs to improve on his finishing.

The versatile 18-year-old got himself in position for the Blues’ best two chances of the night, however was denied by Stefan Ortega on both occasions.

The Blues fell to a 2-0 defeat at the Etihad stadium to make it three losses in four games in all competitions.

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Two quick fire second half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez put the game beyond doubt early in the second half, after the Blues had kept it competitive for the first 45.

There had even been a number of positives to take from the evening up until that point. Youngster Hall was excelling and Marc Cucurella looked much more like the player Chelsea paid all that money for.

Hall claims finishing could be better

Hall has now claimed that the day could have been even better for him and his club if his finishing had been a bit better last night.

He said: “I was really happy to get in the positions to score and I just need to work on that last bit. It’s something I know I can do better with.

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“You don’t really have time to think about it. When you get the chance you’ve got to try and do your best to put it away, and I couldn’t do that. Hopefully I can next time.”

With a performance like last night’s, it is for sure that Hall will be considered again in the future to make a more permanent step up to first team level.

With Ben Chilwell’s injury likely to leave him out for another few months, Cucurella could use some competition, and may well have found it in the young Englishman.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released