Spurs coach: Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers was head and shoulders above other defenders

Cameron Carter-Vickers impressed as Tottenham beat Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup.

As Chelsea battled for a consolation to take back to Stamford Bridge, one man in particular stood firm.

Cameron Carter-Vickers was a rock at the back for Tottenham Hotspur's under-18 side, playing a key role in the FA Youth Cup semi final victory at White Hart Lane.

His display earned special praise from coach Kieran McKenna, who told ITV4: "The whole back four and the goalkeeper, and the midfield in front of them did a really good defensive job, but you'd have to say Cameron Carter-Vickers stood head and shoulders above, as a defensive player he was outstanding."

Chelsea are the defending champions and had highly rated striker Dominic Solanke up front. Facing their attack, also featuring his England youth colleague Izzy Brown, was a real test and Spurs passed it with flying colours.

Carter-Vickers is an American under-20 international centre-back, who is seen as a potential breakthrough star at Tottenham as well as for his country.

The Telegraph reported earlier this week that he is one of four players along with Josh Onomah, Nathan Oduwa and Harry Winks who head coach Mauricio Pochettino is keen on fast tracking into the first team next season. 

The Argentine was in the crowd watching on last night, and it's hard to imagine he was not impressed by the defender's performance, and if he can reproduce it away from home at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight, his case will be helped considerably.

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