Joao Felix gets absolutely skinned by 18-year-old Chelsea youngster in training yesterday
Joao Felix being absolutely skinned in Chelsea training by youngster Lewis Hall. There are currently three games left on the Portugal internationals current loan spell at Stamford Bridge, with it unclear up to now whether or not they will be his last matches with the club.
Reports have claimed some people at the club, particularly at board level are very keen for his time to be extended, whether that would be on loan or permanently. However, it perhaps won’t become clear until the new manager is announced to be arriving at Stamford Bridge.
All signs point to it becoming Mauricio Pochettino, however his thoughts on the 23-year-old are unknown. Thankfully for Felix, his future will not be decided by snippets of footage from a training session, however he certainly came off second best in a clip with Hall.
Lewis Hall skins Joao Felix in training The 18-year-old put in a strong challenge that dropped the Atletico Madrid loanee, before driving away with the ball from two opposition players. It is likely the teenager starts again at the weekend after his appearance at left-back against Nottingham Forest at the weekend.
He has recently not been allowed to leave the squad to be called up to the England U20 squad for the World Cup in Argentina in a few days’ time. This is because Frank Lampard has required his presence in the first team due to a injury crisis in the position.
Both Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucrella are likely not to play again this season, opening up the opportunity for the youngster to play vital minutes for his development. The upcoming games will certainly not be easy though, with them facing three of the top four before the season comes to an end.