The FA Youth Cup ties being played this week have flagged up some potential stars of the future. Highly-rated young Liverpool striker Lauri Dalla Valle confirmed his burgeoning talent with a hat-trick for Liverpool in their 5-1 win over Leicester (goals here) and Chelsea fans are likely to enjoy the clips below of Connor Clifford’s stunning strike for the Blues at Nottingham Forest.
The Chelsea Under-18 side ran out 4-0 winners at the City Ground thanks to two goals from Marko Mitrovic, one from Daniel Papoe and a howitzer from Clifford. The 18-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder is reportedly making a name for himself withÂ long range effortsÂ like this and could well be a name to remember.
Perhaps Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti will use Clifford whilst his African star midfielders Michael Essien and Jon Obi Mikel are in Angola?