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Chelsea coach heaps praises on outstanding Nigerian midfielder

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Tariq Uwakwe


Chelsea U-18 coach Jody Morris singled out Nigerian starlet, Tariq Uwakwe, for special praise on the back of his performance against Reading in the U-18 Premier League on Saturday.

In a 4-2-3-1 formation, the versatile midfielder was deployed as a number seven and he caused a lot of problems for The Royals left-back.Reflecting on the performance of Uwakwe, Morris told Chelsea’s official website: ‘’With Tariq Uwakwe in a No.7 role tucked inside, we felt that he would find decent pockets, which proved to be the case.

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‘’I thought Conor Gallagher and Tariq Uwakwe were both outstanding, on and off the ball.‘’As second-years, they need to start grabbing games by the scruff of the neck and leading by example, and I felt they did today.’’

An England U-19 international, Uwakwe’s appearance against Reading was his eighth game for the Blues in the U-18 Premier League this term.The 18-year-old signed his first professional contract with Chelsea in 2016.


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