Chelsea youngster Lewis Hall has claimed in his post-match interview with the club that he can play even better in a midfield role.

The 18-year-old got his first appearance of the season last night as he started in the club’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the League Cup.

If there was one big positive to take from the loss, it was certainly Hall’s showing.

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Playing at left wing-back, the youngster constantly impressed when he took the opportunity to get forward.

If there was one criticism, it would be that the two best chances of the Blues fell to him, although both times he was denied by City goalkeeper Stefen Ortega.

He looked so at home though in the left wing-back role that those a little less in the know about his game would assume he always plays there.

Hall says he’s better in midfield

However, he has now claimed that he would prefer a role in the middle of the park, where he thinks he can be an even better player.

He said: “If I’m honest, I prefer playing in the middle of the pitch, I feel that’s where I can be most effective, whether that’s as a pivot or as an eight.

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“But I have played left side a lot, wing-back or centre-half. I like to have versatility, so when the manager picks a team, there’s different positions you can be selected for.”

While he may prefer a central role, Ben Chilwell’s injury may give him more opportunities to push for first team minutes in the left wing-back role.

Although Marc Cucurella certainly looked better last night, it came in a centre-back role. With him being the only other left-sided option that is fit right now, the chance for Hall to impress could come around again very soon.

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