Hull City exited the FA Cup at the fourth round stage as they were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Premier League side Chelsea at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Blues took the lead on the day through Michy Batshuayi, before Fikayo Tomori gave the Blues some much-needed breathing space just after the hour mark.
Kamil Grosicki’s deflected free-kick halved the deficit for Grant McCann’s side, but they were unable to find an equaliser as Frank Lampard’s side progressed to the next stage of the competition.
One player that made a positive impact for the Tigers on the day was Jarrod Bowen, who was one of Hull’s biggest threats going forward throughout the contest.
In our latest FLW Spotlight, we look into Bowen’s performance on the day in more detail, and look into whether he’d be good enough for the Premier League at this stage of his career, with clubs reportedly interested in landed in his signature.
Bowen played the full 95 minutes for the Tigers against Chelsea, and he certainly made a positive impact having been named as the man-of-the-match in the tie on Saturday.
He’s a player that is evidently not shy of confidence going forward, and that doesn’t come as a surprise given that Bowen has already scored 17 goals this season for Grant McCann’s side in all competitions.
Bowen made two progressive runs in total during the game, and he certainly caused the Chelsea defenders some problems with his direct style of play.
He is known for his pace and trickery on the ball, and with five successful dribbles in the game, it makes for impressive reading for the Tigers winger.
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But he’s clearly keen to bring his team-mates into play, having made 22 successful passes out of the 31 he attempted during the match.
One area that he’ll be keen to improve on is his shot success rate, with none of Bowen’s five shots being on target, which will be frustrating for the 23-year-old.
He certainly caught the eye with a positive performance though, and the likes of Spurs and Newcastle United’s interest is only likely to heighten after this showing on Saturday.
Bowen showed that he can cut it and trouble Premier League defences, which is something that we hadn’t seen this season, due to him playing his football in the Championship.
If he can continue to build on this impressive showing, then it doesn’t seem as though he’ll be a Hull City player for much longer.