Lewis Hall made a mockery of Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta in training with an outrageous piece of skill.
The moment Hall despatched his skipper for a hotdog on the Cobham grounds was filmed by club cameras.
The 18-year-old first showed off his exceptional defensive skills by swiping the ball off his teammate’s toes as he dribbled toward him.
Azpilicueta and another Chelsea player then pushed Hall into a corner, appearing to cage the rookie defender.
Despite this, the adolescent managed to elude his two opponents by whirling away into the green grass.
Hall then surged forward and pinged a pass out wide, not happy with simply humbling Azpilicueta.
Given the academy graduate’s poise and skill, we can only presume it landed precisely at the feet of a colleague.
Lewis Hall is content at Chelsea.
This moment of deception, talent, and perseverance was delivered right under Graham Potter’s nose, as he begins planning for Chelsea’s return to competitive action.
A Premier League match against Bournemouth is set in 11 days, with a friendly against Brentford scheduled a week before.
Potter will be thinking about what squad to name as he puts his players through their paces as the World Cup continues.
He has virtually all of his senior players back at Cobham, along with a few who had been injured.
Several Under-21s have also been training alongside the main team.
None more so than Hall, who has impressed Potter every time he has chosen him.
Could a start against Bournemouth be on the cards? If you continue in this manner, the response should be yes.