Daniel Chesters scored an incredible goal for West Ham United under-23s against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately the Hammers youngsters lost the game 3-1 but we still remain well in the race for the Premier League 2 title.
Mark Robson’s side are currently sitting in second place in the table, just one point adrift of league leaders Manchester City.
Overall, the future is looking very bright for West Ham. We have numerous outstanding young talents coming through the ranks at the London Stadium.
And David Moyes must be hugely excited about the current youth setup at West Ham.
One of the real standout players for the youth team is Dan Chesters. The 19-year-old is a hugely exciting young player and was recently described as ‘phenomenal’ by former under-23 coach Dmitri Halajko (WHUFC.com).
Chesters produces moment of magic for West Ham under-23s
The talented teen starlet has been in superb form for the youth team this season.
He has bagged two goals and five assists in 19 games thus far (Transfermarkt).
Chesters produced a magnificent moment on Saturday, scoring our equaliser against Manchester United:
It was a great goal and Chesters is a truly magnificent talent.
The big concern for the West Ham fans is that the jump up from under-23 level to the Premier League really is a massive one. It’s a huge gulf in class.
Chesters had so much space and time on the ball before he scored. He quite simply would not have been afforded that in the Premier League.
Perhaps a loan move to a Championship club next season will be needed in order for the teenager to make some real progress.
Under-23s a mile away from Premier League level
Performing well for the under-23s is all well and good but it really shouldn’t be an indicator as to whether a player will make it at the highest level or not.
Hopefully Chesters has got what it takes and he will be the next academy graduate to make waves for the West Ham first-team.
All we’re saying is that nobody should be fooled by the odd wonder goal for the under-23s. As harsh as this might sound, sometimes that level just isn’t ft for purpose.