Chelsea youngster Chalobah wins praise for Watford winner

Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah proved the inspiration in Watford's victory at Leicester City last night.

Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah proved the inspiration in Watford's victory at Leicester City last night.

The on-loan 18-year-old might not quite yet be the ready-made replacement for the England star Frank Lampard.

But the England Under-21 midfield ace showed that, like Lampard, he has an eye for goal with a screamer that gave Kasper Schmeichel no chance.

Chalobah admitted: “I couldn’t have caught it any better. It sat up nicely for me and I thought, why not?”

Boss Gianfranco Zola said: “It was a great goal. Nathaniel is a player who has those type of goals in his bag.”

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