'Powerful': Trevoh Chalobah really impressed by Chelsea player picked once so far by Graham Potter
Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah has praised the individual quality of teammate Lewis Hall, who made quite the statement in midweek.
Hall, 18, was picked for the first time by Chelsea boss Graham Potter during Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup. In fact, the Blues youngster made only his second ever first-team appearance.
Despite a lack of know-how at the top level, Chelsea’s academy graduate was a shining light on the trip to Man City.
He looked so confident both in and out of possession from left wing-back, with John Terry one of many to praise his cup performance.
Trevoh Chalobah praised Lewis Hall
Chelsea defender Chalobah, 23, has grown into a really important first-team player at Stamford Bridge after rising through the academy ranks.
It looks like Hall may be the latest success story to come out of Cobham.
Chalobah was left really impressed by the 18-year-old talent after his display in midweek.
“We saw a bit of him last season when he played and made his debut and he’s a very good player, a powerful runner. We haven’t trained a lot to see as much of him but yeah he did really well last night,” Chalobah said.
“As a young player it’s the most important thing, to show the reason why you got given the chance and be confident. You have nothing to lose. He did really well. If he plays like that, then he’s going to give an option to the manager.”
Hall looked a natural on the first-team stage as a left wing-back, which isn’t even his preferred role.
The left-footer plays a lot of his football at Under-21s level in the centre of the park dictating and providing a goal threat from midfield.
His versatility should definitely work in his favour when trying to impress Potter, who does like to use players in various different roles.
It was a shame that 19-year-old Omari Hutchinson didn’t get off the bench against Man City, but his time will come.
As for Hall, it definitely feels like he took a significant step towards more first-team action with his performance on Wednesday.