Chelsea fans were highly impressed with Angelo Gabriel’s second-half performance against Wrexham.
During the match held at the packed Kenan Stadium, Mauricio Pochettino’s team displayed their dominance and cruised to a 5-0 victory.
Ian Maatsen shone with a brace, while Conor Gallagher, new signing Christopher Nkunku, and Ben Chilwell also found the back of the net.
However, much of the post-game discussion revolved around Angelo Gabriel’s outstanding display.
Operating on the left flank, the young Brazilian almost provided an assist for Raheem Sterling, who unfortunately headed over an inch-perfect cross.
Later in the match, the teenager’s energetic 45-minute performance paid off when he skillfully threaded a pass behind the defense, setting up Chilwell for a goal.
His contributions on the field garnered praise and excitement from Chelsea supporters.
Angelo Gabriel is an 18-year-old Brazilian winger who recently joined Chelsea from Santos. The exact transfer fee remains undisclosed.
Angelo caught the attention of Chelsea due to his impressive performances in Brazil’s top-tier league, Serie A.
At the young age of 15 years and 308 days, Angelo made history by becoming the youngest player to feature in Brazil’s top flight when he made his debut against Fluminense at the renowned Maracana stadium in October 2020.
During his time at Santos, Angelo has made 129 appearances and scored five goals.
Notably, he scored a goal in the Copa Libertadores in April 2021, making him the youngest goal-scorer in the history of the prestigious competition at the age of 16.
Angelo is a left-footed winger with a promising career ahead of him.
He has represented Brazil at various youth levels, including the under-15s, under-17s, and under-20s, but has not yet received a call-up to the senior national team.
Angelo Gabriel vs Wrexham AFC 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/jrQQfbD33t
— N (@Nino12x) July 20, 2023
Angelo, who became Chelsea’s third summer signing after France forward Christopher Nkunku and Senegal striker Nicolas Jackson, gave Pochettino something to think about after his second-half showing against Wrexham.
On Twitter, one fan wrote: “He needed only 45mins to show what he’s made of. Looking forward to seeing him in subsequent games. He’s Angelo Gabriel.”
Another said: “Angelo Gabriel came to training just a few days ago, no chemistry with the players yet, he needed [just a] few minutes to show his talent. A very direct player, technical and has eyes for a […] key passes. He is technically gifted.”
A third wrote: “We don’t need a 4th Winger. Angelo Gabriel is good enough to compete with Noni Madueke on the Right Wing. Many criticised the Chelsea Board for signing too many youngsters, but we need to stop. Angelo Gabriel at 18 years old looks like a Special Talent.”