“He’s a great player with potential who is now playing rubbish because of how he’s being hyped by fans,” Ian Wright said of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard’s recent performances.
Ian Wright praises Noni Madueke as a “real prospect,” but advises the Chelsea winger to improve his final product.
Frank Lampard singled out Madueke for praise after his performance in the defeat to Arsenal on Tuesday evening, and he was rewarded with another start against Bournemouth on Saturday. Madueke was purchased in a £29 million deal from PSV in the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old dazzled once more as Chelsea stopped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.
And Wright believes Madueke may become a vital player for Chelsea if he works on his final ball.
I believe he did [make a difference] today.’ Wright stated on the BBC’s
Frank started him at Arsenal and stated the reason he put him in was because of how hard he’s been working in training to try to acquire that consistency to try to get himself in the team, and he’s done it.
He was outstanding today, posing numerous challenges to Vina.
‘The final ball was the issue for him. He holds it and holds it; in the end, this is what he’ll have to learn rapidly in order to make better decisions in that situation.
‘He’s got this type of ability [to go past players], and you’re thinking that as time goes on, he’ll feed it [in the box], and he’ll start to have that in his game, and once he starts having that in his game, you can see Chelsea have a real prospect on their hands because he looked very good today.’
Meanwhile, Lampard agreed with Wright’s post-match assessment and stated that they are currently working on Madueke’s final pass.
‘Noni was really smart, given he wasn’t feeling well on Wednesday and Thursday,’ Lampard said following Chelsea’s win over Bournemouth.
‘But I thought he was incredibly well against Arsenal in a tough game, and he got his goal,’ he said.
‘Today, he has a tremendous one-on-one ability to move past people, which we want to improve.
‘I like him as a lad, he’s got a genuine positive energy about him, he’ll know that because I think he’s hungry and I want that, so he’s been a breath of fresh air coming in and he’s trained well to deserve that,’ says the coach.