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Hughes has tipped Chelsea youngster Gael Kakuta to make a big impact at Craven Cottage after his impressive cameo against Newcastle United.

The 19-year-old made his debut as a second-half substitute after joining on loan from Carlo Ancelotti’s men last week.

And Fulham boss Hughes seen enough to predict big things during his stay at Fulham that lasts until the end of the season.

“I have been really impressed by him,” Hughes said. “I was aware of him as a young player, but you need to work with a player closely and understand an individual and what he can bring in terms of skill and style of play.

“But straight awa as soon as he walked into the building you could tell he had quality, fantastic feet and great awareness, He could have scored one or two goals, but he created chances.

“He will have a decent impact against the right opposition.”