Young Chelsea fullback expected to join London neighbours on loan

Lewis Hall (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Lewis Hall (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Chelsea is known for their immense production of academy talent out of Cobham. Every season the club has homegrown players who play important parts in the squad. Many of those homegrown players first get their feet wet at the professional game by going out on loan before returning better players. Chelsea will be looking to continue that trend with Lewis Hall, who is expected to join London neighbours Crystal Palace on loan for this season.

Fabrizio Romano confirms an earlier report from Palace journalist Edmund Brack that Crystal Palace is working on a loan deal for Lewis Hall. There are just some final details of the loan that need to be ironed out before it is all finalized. The 2004-born player is expected to sign a new contract at Chelsea as well, with his current one expiring in 2026.

Lewis has earned some minutes in pre-season with Chelsea in the USA but not enough to signify he was going to play under Pochettino. He had a brief cup of professional action last season with Chelsea, including eight starts in the Premier League. He made his debut for Chelsea in January 2022, starting in an FA Cup fixture against Chesterfield. Hall’s most recent international experience was with the England U19s for U19 Championship qualifiers which England did not qualify for.

Lewis Hall looks comfortable playing almost anywhere but is usually found at either the left-back or defensive midfield position. He will likely backup English international Tyrick Mitchell, who may not be fully fit to start the season under Roy Hodgson.

Lewis Hall will join a list of players to make the loan move from Chelsea to Selhurst Park. Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Michy Batshuayi are just some of the more memorable names.