On his Premier League debut, Chris Smalling was just outstanding. He was strong, confident and played a major part in Fulhams excellent defence today.
He is the player I feel most sorry for after todays match. He was playing against a top class Chelsea attack and the 20 year-old did not let it phase him. The own-goal was one of the most unfortunate things I have ever seen. Other than that I thought he had a great day.
I have to say that I think he will be a big star for England in the future. I just hope that some big team doesn’t steal him away from us!
any idea what the Ref said to him (Chris Smalling) after the game? Even put his arms around him, must have felt sorry.