Nathaniel Chalobah has truly had an incredible season on-loan at Watford but last night he took it to the next level by smashing in a sure contender for goal of the season against play-off hopefuls Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
At the end of the first-half Watford went on a rampage forcing Kasper Schmeichel into some decent saves before Troy Deeney scored his 19th goal of the season to finally break the deadlock. While Leicester could have seen that one coming there was absolutely no chance anybody spotted the second strike before it almost burst a hole out the back of the net.
After Matej Vydra’s pass was miscontrolled by Almen Abdi in the heart of midfield the rest was simply instinctive striking play from the England under-21 international; and what a strike it was.
After the game the question was asked whether The Hornets manager Gianfranco Zola might have taught him how to hit a ball in such a manner but even the diminutive Italian legend would struggle to find a goal as ferocious as that in his long back catalogue.
Despite Harry Kane grabbing a consolation strike to set up a nervy finish the score stayed the same; a result which means Watford keep the pressure up on Hull City in the automatic promotion race.
For Chalobah it is just yet another sign of his extraordinary talent; such a talent that has drawn envious eyes from across London with rivals Arsenal considering offering him a regular first-team role in order to pry him away from The Blues.
Capable of playing in defence or midfield he has therefore been dubbed the next John Terry and the next Frank Lampard; quite an exciting mould if you are a Chelsea fan that has seen the pair be integral in recent successes.
After his latest strike there is little doubt that the 18-year-old will be hoping to play Premier League football next season.
Whether that is with Arsenal, Watford or Chelsea remains to be seen.
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