Chelsea youngster Lewis Hall was arguably his side’s best player on the pitch in their 4-1 loss to Manchester United this evening.
The 18-year-old created the first chance of the game, teasing a gorgeous cross for Mykhailo Mudryk that he somehow hit wide.
United broke the deadlock after the miss, with Casemiro rising highest to head in a Christian Eriksen cross.
Chelsea came pouring forward as they tried to find an equaliser. Hall was an outlet for the Blues down the left flank.
Hall whipped in another gorgeous cross for Kai Havertz. The German headed wide with the goalkeeper rooted to the spot.
The youngster held his own defensively despite lacking support from Mudryk. The lack of an identifiable defensive midfielder in Chelsea’s centre did not help.
Hall took responsibility for corner-kicks and did not waste them. He looked comfortable playing in the top flight, and the Blues must keep him around the first team for next season.
He keeps things simple and does not complicate situations with risky passes. This ability could be down to him being a midfielder by trade.
With Ben Chilwell constantly injured and Marc Cucurella underperforming, Chelsea should be considering a regular spot for him.
Hall was one of the few bright spots in an underwhelming loss. Despite Chelsea creating excellent chances, they failed to take them.
United found ways through them and punished them. Kepa Arrizabalaga managed to prevent a complete blowout.
Chelsea will hope for this disappointing campaign to end after yet another poor result. The result leaves them in the second half of the table and yearning for a reset next season.
They have one last game to play against Newcastle United on Sunday.
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