By Harvey Byrne
Edimilson Fernandes started as right wing back for West Ham against Chelsea on Wednesday, getting on the score sheet in the process – and fans tipped the youngster to be a future star.
The 20-year-old gave a convincing performance at the London Stadium against the Hammers fierce rivals before being brought off on the 68th minute for Sofiane Feghouli.
He scored his side’s second goal of the night following midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate’s opener in the first half in the 2-1 victory.
Hammers fans hailed the youngster on social media following his display, with many praising the club for finding the bright prospect.
Here are a section of their messages on Twitter:
— Luke Metcalf (@Minimet02) October 26, 2016
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) October 26, 2016
— WHUFC Bulletin (@whufcbulletin) October 26, 2016
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) October 26, 2016
Haven't seen much of Fernandes since he arrived but he looks very good and very versatile #WHUFC
— Mike Atkins (@MikeAtkns) October 26, 2016
@WestHamUtd unreal find from Bilic. IRONS
— Matt Ware (@Matthew_Ware_II) October 26, 2016
Fernandes moved to the London Stadium from Swiss outfit FC Sion in the summer for £5.5million.
He has made five appearances for Slaven Bilic’s team and his goal against Chelsea marked the first goal in his Hammers career.
Fans of the club will now be hoping for more performances similar from the youngster following their poor start to the Premier League campaign.
They currently sit in 15th place in the table, but Wednesday’s victory has marked their third win in four games in all competitions with a clash against Everton coming up on Sunday.
In other West Ham news, a Sky Sports pundit has predicted the outcome of the club’s match against Chelsea.