Thomas Tuchel reacts to Hall’s debut performance in 5-1 victory

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Chelsea youngster Lewis Hall made a debut performance for Chelsea in the FA Cup third round clash against Chesterfield, as the Blues defeated the non-league side 5-1 at Stamford Bridge.

The 17-year-old featured on the left side of the back three, and was buzzing all through the game, and even got an assist in the process as he laid on Romelu Lukaku in fine style.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was very pleased with the performance and attitude of the youngster and hailed the 17-year-old after the game.

Tuchel said: “It was his performance in general, his attitude in training and the quality he showed. He was very calm, very good in training in our possession games and small-sided games.

“He deserved to start. We needed a pause for Toni and Azpi and Marcos in defence. We had three defenders left and he was one of them.

“It is very clear what we demand from the players,” added Tuchel.

“The position helps them. It is a very supportive dressing room, with a very supportive attitude from the more experienced players. This is very good for the young boys. In the end they have to step up and show what they are capable of.

“They did good against Brentford, the guys who played, and today they did their best to help us win. There is no need to talk it down, and there is also no need to get super overwhelmed.”

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