Chelsea goal Leny Yoro scores AGAIN as switch race hots up amid Actual Madrid competitors

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Leny Yoro, Lille
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Chelsea goal Leny Yoro scored his third purpose of the 2023-24 season throughout Lille’s 1-1 draw towards Toulouse on Sunday afternoon.

The 17-year-old defender headed in a Edon Zhegrova free-kick to bag an early birthday current sooner or later earlier than he turns 18.

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The proficient teenager has been one of many breakout stars of Ligue 1 this 12 months and has arguably been Lille’s greatest participant to date.

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Chelsea aren’t the one membership eager on signing Yoro, with Paris Saint-Germain and Actual Madrid additionally maintaining tabs on the defender as they eye a possible transfer for probably the most proficient kids in world soccer.

He has already made 15 appearances in all competitions this season, though he did undergo a thigh harm within the draw towards Toulouse and was compelled off after 49 minutes. The France U21 worldwide had his higher left thigh strapped up throughout the recreation so the harm was doubtless a pre-existing one.

Nonetheless, by netting his third purpose of the season, Yoro has confirmed how harmful he might be from attacking set items.

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By comparability, Axel Disasi and Thiago Silva (one every) are the one defenders to attain for Chelsea within the Premier League this season, whereas Benoit Badiashile netted towards Blackburn Rovers within the Carabao Cup.

In consequence, Yoro has scored the identical variety of targets as each Chelsea defender mixed to date this marketing campaign at simply 17 years previous.

Axel Disasi scored on his Chelsea debut against Liverpool
© ProShots – Axel Disasi scored on his Chelsea debut towards Liverpool

Badiashile and Disasi are each famend threats from dead-balls, as seen by their time in France, and Yoro clearly possesses this sought-after trait too.

He additionally has an immense passing vary and it’s no shock that he was referred to as as much as the France U21 squad throughout the October worldwide break.

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Moreover, he has been in comparison with each William Saliba and present Chelsea star Wesley Fofana.

French outlet Foot Mercato just lately reported: “[Yoro] by no means ceases to impress, to such an extent that he’s of the identical calibre as [Chelsea’s] Wesley Fofana or [Arsenal’s] William Saliba in accordance with Rémy Cabella, who performs alongside him at LOSC and who is aware of the 2 French internationals properly from the time he performed at [Saint-Etienne].”

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