Record-breaking Chelsea starlet scores first hat-trick in impressive 5-0 win

Isaiah Brown scored an impressive hat-trick in the dismantling of Bolton yesterday, England under-19 duo John Swift and Lewis Baker also made the score-sheet.

Chelsea's under-21s have been in majestic form recently and their performance against Bolton was just another day in the office for these youngster that are absolutely sure to have a bright future in the game.

Bolton peppered their side with experience first-team players, including Mark Davies, David N'gog and Rob Hall but none of which could call on their experience to stop such a dominant and impressive Chelsea performance.

The first-half was completely dominated by Chelsea, but initially couldn't break through a deep-lying Bolton side that had planned to restrict them from distances. Just before the 20 minute mark, the blues got the opener they had worked patiently for. A cleared Lewis Baker corner fell to his feet again, and with one thing on his mind, he drove himself towards the box and let loose a stunning shot that found itself into the top right-hand corner.

Just after the half-hour mark the Chelsea dominance was really starting to show, and with John Swift showing some jaw-dropping ability to work himself into the box, he dropped the ball back to the feet of 16-year-old starlet Isaiah Brown, who crashed the ball straight into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

Chelsea carried their dominant spell into the second half and with Brown completing his first hat-trick for the club, just 10 minutes after the restart, it was clear who was going to take the plaudits.

The strikers second goal came on the 50 minute mark, showing good strength, ball control and movement. Weaving away from a challenge, the striker found space in the box and slotted the ball calmly below the experienced Bolton goalkeeper. The third goal was a little more impressive, now with confidence on his side, he slammed the ball across the keeper from the right hand side, finding the top corner with ease.

The player was bought off 15 minutes later to the standing ovation of fans that had managed to make it to the game, as he clearly impressed both sets of fans and players.

But Chelsea still had a job to do, and when the impressive John Swift made it a deserved 5-0, it really was curtains for Bolton. The England under-19 midfielder, showed impeccable ball skills in the box, twisting and turning away from challenges, before curling the ball past the Bolton keeper to give him a day, he will definitely want to forget.

The talk of the match is certainly going to be on Isaiah Brown netting his first hat-trick for the under-21s aged just 16.

To those who may remember, he has in fact played Premier League football with West Bromwich Albion already. He is officially the second youngest player to play in the Premier League, and was the youngest player ever to play for the Baggies.

He clearly has a very bright future, definitely one to watch.

image: © Jason Bagley

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