Ian Wright and Frank Lampard had lots of appreciation for Noni Madueke after his excellent efficiency vs Bournemouth the other day.
Chelsea beat the Cherries 3-1 the other day to offer Frank Lampard his long-awaited very first recover as Blues manager and in spite of not scoring, Madueke was a shining light for his side, triggering Matias Vina all sorts of problems down the extreme right for the 76 minutes he was on the pitch.
The 21-year old was provided his 2nd successive start under Lampard the other day following his excellent proving in the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Tuesday where he bagged his very first objective for the club and the previous Chelsea midfielder had just favorable things to state to the club’s Youtube channel about the young winger.
“Noni was very sharp, considering he was not so well on Wednesday, Thursday. He trained yesterday.
“I thought he was really good against Arsenal in a tough game and got his goal. And again today [vs Bournemouth], he’s got a fantastic one-on-one ability to go past people. I like him as a lad, he’s got really good energy.
“He will know that because he’s hungry, and I want that. It’s been a breath of fresh air, him coming in and he’s training well to deserve that.”
The appreciation didn’t end there however, with previous Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright stating on Match of the Day last night that as soon as Madueke deals with his final product, he’ll end up being a genuine handful.
“I think today he made the difference. Frank started him at Arsenal and said the reason why he put him in was because of how hard he’s been working in training to try to get that consistency to try to get himself in the team, and he’s done it.
“He was very, very good today, gave Vina a lot of problems. The problem with him though, is his final ball. He holds it for too long and he’s going to have to learn quickly to make better decisions in that instance.
“He’s got this kind of ability to go past people and as time goes by he will feed it into the box, he’ll start to get that in his game, and once he does, Chelsea will have a real prospect on their hands.”
With the pressure off Chelsea now as they have absolutely nothing to bet, Maduueke will expect more starts in between now and completion of the season so he can show he needs to be Chelsea’s beginning winger for many years to come.