Lewis Hall says £40m man and 30-year-old are the two very best players in Chelsea training

Lewis Hall picked out Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho as the two Chelsea players who have caught his eye since Thomas Tuchel invited him to train with the first team.

During a Q&A session on the club’s official Instagram page, Hall was asked to pick the best individual he’s trained with so far, following his call up to the senior side.

One hell of a journey for Hall

The 17-year-old has been lucky enough to rub shoulders with some of the sport’s most well-known and respected stars at the Cobham pitches.

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He earned a call-up from the development sides, following an injury epidemic that swept through Tuchel’s squad.

His reward for stepping in and stepping up was to start against Chesterfield in the FA Cup at the beginning of the month.

At Stamford Bridge, he featured alongside the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, Saul Niguez and Andreas Christensen.

Hall selects the top trainers

Kovacic also began the game at Stamford Bridge, a player Hall highlighted as an excellent trainer away from competitive action.

“The best player in training, it’s a tough one, but if I had to choose, I’d say either Mateo Kovacic or Jorginho,” said the young defender.

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It is no surprise that Kovacic’s name has earned a mention.

Chelsea’s £40m (BBC) midfielder is one of the game’s coolest and calmest customers.

Very often in matches does the Croatian international lose possession; just imagined what he’d be like in a five-a-side fixture.

Jorginho on juice

Jorginho is similar in that he rarely gives the ball away, but the 30-year-old’s approach differs from his central midfield partner.

The UEFA Men’s Player of the Year dictates play from a deep position, recycling moves to keep Chelsea ticking over.

He has a sense of what’s happening around him, calculating a pass before it’s even happened.

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Like Hall, Marcus Bettinelli revealed how impressed he’d been by Jorginho behind closed doors.  

“I don’t think I’ve seen Jorginho or N’Golo Kante give the ball away in training yet,” admitted the summer signing.

Hard to argue against the jury on this one!

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.