Chelsea fans have been crying out for a kid to come through their academy for absolutely ages.
And at last they seem to have found one. Eighteen-year-old Bertrand Traore scored his fourth goal in five games for the Blues with this left-footed rocket against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge today.
Interim boss Guus Hiddink rested Diego Costa and other star names ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League visit of Paris Saint-Germain, but Traore stepped up and took on the responsibility.
The confidence that he displayed to work the ball onto his left foot, and bend a shot beyond formidable Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, suggests that Traore is one for now, as well as for the future.
The Burkina Faso international’s goal has put Chelsea on course for a first win over Stoke in three attempts this season, and a fourth Premier League win in a row which could take them seventh.