Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama was stunned by how easily Matt Targett adapted to Premier League football against Chelsea.
Targett was handed his first league start by Ronald Koeman against the league leaders and did not look out of place throughout the match.
Southampton have made a habit of producing young talent in recent times, but Wanyama was still surprised by the quality of the left-back's display and the Kenyan feels it is just the start for him.
“He did well, he did well. He is a very good player. He is still learning but he is just a great boy to play alongside,” Wanyama told the Basingstoke Gazette.
“You know this was the biggest the test he has had. He just did it well, he was amazing.
“The club always has produced some fantastic young players.”
The likes of Calum Chambers and Luke Shaw have shown what full-backs at Southampton can achieve, after moving to Arsenal and Manchester United respectively this summer, and Targett will be hoping to emulate the duo.
The 19-year-old may only be starting his career at St. Mary's but there is already excitement building about his future and he will be looking to continue to impress as the season progresses.
The form of Ryan Bertrand has meant that Targett has struggled to get a look-in during league matches, but his accomplished display against Chelsea - a match Bertrand was ineligible for, due to the terms of his loan from the Blues - has proven that he is ready for the step up.
Targett has made seven appearances for the Saints to date and that total is only set to increase in 2015, as he becomes a more established member of the club's first-team.