Watch: Chelsea’s Armando Broja scores brilliant solo matchwinner for Albania

Videos

Chelsea youngster Armando Broja is continuing to catch the eye, having scored in superb style to give Albania a 1-0 victory over Hungary in their World Cup qualifier on Sunday evening.

Broja is on loan at Southampton and made an instant impact with two goals and an assist in an 8-0 thrashing of Newport in the League Cup on his debut. Ten days later, he’s given us another reason to sit up and take notice.

The 19-year-old was born in Slough and has developed his skills in Chelsea’s academy since he was a child. Whilst he’s eligible to play for England, he’s instead opted to represent the country of his heritage – Albania.

He’s made seven appearances for his country after being his debut a year ago, and scored his first international debut in a late cameo appearance against Hungary.

Brought off the bench in the 78th minute, it took him just nine minutes to net Albania’s match-winning goal – doing brilliantly to evade two defenders and strike the ball clean into the bottom corner.

Their third win in qualifying, it puts them a point behind second-place Poland and still in the running for Qatar 2022. Meanwhile, the defeat for Hungary puts them eight points behind group leaders England and almost certainly out of the running.


More Chelsea

Hernan Crespo was far from a Chelsea ‘flop’ – just look at these wonderstrikes

Comparing Saul Niguez’s 2020-21 stats to Chelsea’s current midfielders

Can you name Chelsea’s Xl from the first game of the Abramovich era?

Chelsea’s last six transfer deadline day signings and how they fared