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Bohemians’ 14-year-old starlet Evan Ferguson stuns in incredible debut against Chelsea

September 8, 2019


EVAN FERGUSON was not even born when Frank Lampard won his first Premier League title as a player with Chelsea  But on Wednesday night, the 14-year-old Bohemians starlet came on to wow the new Blues manager in their pre-season friendly at Dalymount Park – the Englishman’s first game in charge  Introduced in the 67th-minute of the Gypsies’ 1-1 draw with the Premier League giants, Ferguson had no fear when stepping up against the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Davide Zappacosta and Kurt Zouma  The striker — son of former defender Barry — turns 15 in October and is sought by a number of UK clubs and it’s easy to see why as he made a direct impact for Keith Long’s side  Ferguson only needed 23 minutes to impress and almost bagged himself a stunning goal after dancing his way past Lucas Piazon and Zouma before angling an effort wide  The St Kevin’s Boys product was then directly involved in the build-up to Eric Molloy’s last-minute equaliser as Keith Long’s men secured an unlikely draw  Keith Ward pounced from midfield before releasing Ferguson but the teen brilliantly stepped over the ball – freeing up Molloy to rifle home  And boss Long believes his performance against the Blues is reason why British clubs are after his signature  The Bohs manager said: “Evan has got lots of attention from English clubs, he’s got lots of suitors  “He’s coming through St Kevin’s Boys, he’s in with the Bohemians SKB Under-15s and is doing really well  “He’s 14 and he comes off the bench and shows maturity beyond his years — and quality as well He almost scored . . . and his clever little stepover for Eric in the build-up to the goal  “He’s a big boy. He’s 14 and he looks like a man but he’s not, you can’t get sucked into that  “He’s 14 and we’re pleased to get him some minutes but there were others as well ”  Michy Batshuayi opened the scoring for Lampard’s men before Bohs trialist Molloy powered home  Chelsea continue their pre-season tour in Dublin with a game against St Patrick’s Athletic at 2 00pm tomorrow at Richmond Park.

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