Chelsea's Michael Hector is sticking two fingers up to Hull City fans as he impresses during Sheffield Wednesday loan spell

A fan of Sheffield Wednesday shows his support during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town at Hillsborough Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Sheffield,...

Sheffield Wednesday are the latest club, after Hull City, to lend the defender from Chelsea.

Michael Hector of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Singled out for praise by the Sheffield Wednesday manager on Sunday, Michael Hector is sticking two fingers up to the Hull City fans who delivered negative reviews ahead of the Chelsea defender's loan move to Hillsborough.

Despite his run in the Owls' side coinciding with a daunting set of fixtures - against Stoke City, Aston Villa, Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Bristol City - Hector has yet to taste defeat in blue and white, with two wins and three draws lifting his latest employers to sixth in the Championship.

And while Jos Luhukay's team are still awaiting their first clean sheet of the season, with Hector in it that unwanted run will surely come to an end sooner rather than later.

 

The 26-year-old gave, undoubtedly, the best performance of his Hillsborough loan spell on Sunday, as Sheffield Wednesday emerged from their battle for sixth place with a 2-1 win at Bristol City.

Flanked by the almost-as-impressive Tom Lees and Daniel Pudil, he delivered the sort of commanding display of which the Owls' defence has been devoid for some time.

Although his technical skills require some polishing - with both Leeds and West Brom appearing to identify this part of his game as a possible chink in the Wednesday rearguard - and are the reason, perhaps, why Chelsea have yet to try him out in their own first team, Hector, as a pure defender, has been close to flawless so far.

Michael Hector of Chelsea during a training session at the WACA on July 22, 2018 in Perth, Australia.

This is best evidenced by his three interceptions (the most of any Sheffield Wednesday player) and 12 clearances (at least seven more than any of his teammates) at Ashton Gate, which earned the Jamaican a WhoScored.com match rating (7.54) higher than all in blue in white bar Lucas Joao (8.02), the Owls' two-goal match-winner.

And it is no surprise that some Wednesdayites want Hector - whose former side Hull are incidentally now bottom of the Championship in his absence - signed to a permanent contract already.

What have you made to the former Hull City player's start on loan to Sheffield Wednesday from Chelsea?

A fan of Sheffield Wednesday shows his support during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town at Hillsborough Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Sheffield,...

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