REVEALED: Chelsea signed player after watching him for just 10 seconds

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According to Daniel Seymour, Rhian Brewster’s brilliant solo goal in ten seconds convinced Chelsea to sign the striker as a junior.

The striker was playing for Shield Academy in Barkingside when he beat the entire rival team to score, ran back with the ball under his arm and put it on the centre circle.

Chelsea scout Martin Taylor was so impressed, he went straight over to Brewster’s dad Ian and signed him on the spot.

Seymour, his coach at Shield Academy, told The Sun: “I remember Rhian’s first match, I asked him to stand in right midfield. He was clueless and had no idea what I was asking.

“He stood on the edge of the area in this seven-a-side game, looking like he didn’t know what was going on.

“All of a sudden, the kick-off happened and the ball went to him and I thought, ‘What’s he going to do?’

“And the first thing Rhian did in the first ten seconds was take the ball past every single player, walk it in, pick the ball up and put it on the spot again.

“Martin came over and stood next to me and asked where he was from. It was at that exact moment, he decided Rhian had to be a Chelsea player.”

Brewster, now 20, went on to play in the Blues’ academy with Reece James, Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi for seven years but left Chelsea for Liverpool due to fears he might not get first team chances at Chelsea.

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