Chelsea played Chesterfield at home on Saturday evening and the blues dominated the game to record a 5-1 win. In Chelsea’s victory Chelsea fans noticed a youngster who played in very well in defense.

Thomas Tuchel gave two players their Chelsea debuts. Marcus Bettinelli and Lewis Hall made their debuts but Hall was the most impressive of the pair.

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The 17-year-old Lewis Hall played alongside Malang Sarr, and Andreas Christensen in defense today and his performance was fantastic. Hall was involved in Chelsea’s first three goals, and he assisted Romelu Lukaku’s goal in the 20th minute.

Who Is Lewis Hall?

Lewis Hall recently signed his scholarship with Chelsea in the summer and he has played in different positions for Chelsea’s academy. He can comfortably play as a left back, a left wing-back and also in central midfield. As a naturally left-footed player, he can operate anywhere on his favored side of the pitch. He also has the ability to play more box-to-box when in central areas. 

Can He Help Cover For Ben Chilwell?

Lewis Hall can play as a left back and also as a wing-back. The 17 year old is also capable of playing in central midfield.

With the attributes he showed today despite playing on the left of a back three, Hall can help Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea in the left wing-back role. He was quick, and decisive on the ball and he also showed that he can get up and down the wing just like Ben Chilwell. Chelsea are having troubles recalling Emerson back from Lyon, if they cannot get a left wing-back this month, Hall has shown today that he can help out.

After the game, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was imoressed with Hall`s performance against Chesterfield.

“He deserved to play, he is a nice guy and very calm. A huge opportunity at Stamford Bridge. He took his chance and was hugely involved in some of the goals. Happy for him.”

“The quality he showed was very calm and very good in our possession games and the little games he trained in. We never really trained with the full squad so it was more small-sided games but he was good.- Thomas Tuchel on Lewis Hall.