Chelsea star hailed for his performance against Aston Villa
Jamie O’Hara has hailed the performance of Noni Madueke in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday (February 7).
Chelsea bounced back from a disappointing 4-2 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers, securing a win at Villa Park with goals from Conor Gallagher, Nicolas Jackson, and Enzo Fernandez.
Madueke took up his position on the right wing and delivered an outstanding performance for Chelsea.
The English winger set up Gallagher’s opening goal in the 11th minute with a smart assist. Additionally, he contributed three key passes, succeeded in five out of nine ground duels, and completed three out of five attempts at dribbling.
O’Hara was full of compliments for the 21-year-old, declaring it the finest display he had witnessed from him.
“He (Madueke) was gliding past players. It’s the best I’ve seen him play,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.
“I’ll tell you who was brilliant tonight, I have to say Madueke. I didn’t really know much about the guy and when I’ve watched him I’ve not been completely convinced that he’s anything special.
“But tonight he was quick, he took the ball past players, he drifted past players, he was direct in his play. I’ve just not seen that in him at all.”