Denzel Dumfries shows Chelsea what they’re missing with two assists and a goal in Man of the Match display against USA which earned him a kiss from Lo

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Chelsea target Denzel Dumfries has shown Chelsea exactly what they’re missing with two assists and a goal in a stunning World Cup display. The fullback was in top form for the Netherlands as he became the USA’s worst nightmare with an unstoppable performance in a 3-1 win. The US couldn’t contain DumfriesGetty And he made the MOTM voting incredibly easyGetty Dumfries put two goals on a plate for Memphis Depay and Daley Blind with low crosses from the right coming with pinpoint accuracy before being swept home. The Dutch were 2-0 up at the break thanks to Dumfries’ fine work, but were pegged back in the second-half by a bizarre goal from Haji Wright. However, any dreams of an American comeback were quickly wiped away once more by Inter Milan’s Dumfries. The fullback saw an opportunity in the 81st minute with space in the US box, and after Blind found him with a cross, Dumfries arrived to send a first-time effort past Matt Turner. Post-match, Dutch manager Louis van Gaal was so delighted, he said: “I gave Denzel Dumfries a kiss yesterday. And I am going to give him another one, so that everyone can see it!” Dumfries was unsurprisingly named Man of the Match for his showing, which will have been no surprise to Chelsea’s scouts. Dumfries ended the tie with his goalGetty And earned a kiss from Van Gaal@theeuropeanlad Most read in Football World Cup live Netherlands knock out USA, Messi's Argentina face Australia, England latest road England's possible route to Qatar 2022 World Cup final with dates and times confirmed unsavoury Cavani branded a ‘horrible guy’ by Wright as Uruguay striker punches VAR monitor ISSUE Gabriel Jesus OUT of World Cup as Brazil suffer crisis but Arsenal fears downplayed revel Evra reacts to photo of Suarez's tears after former Liverpool rival's World Cup exit false Ronaldo denies swearing at Portugal boss, who reveals 'insult' by South Korea star The Blues were heavily linked with the right-back during the summer transfer window, with The Athletic reporting he and Wesly Fofana were top defensive targets. Fofana was eventually secured from Leicester for a whopping £75million, while Dumfries remained at Inter. The Italian giants are still struggling financially though, and have been trying to raise money by selling centre back Milan Skriniar to Paris Saint-Germain. But considering new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has shown he’s more than happy to splash out in the transfer market, Dumfries’ performances may have caught the eye ahead of the transfer window reopening in January. talkSPORT World Cup 2022 Coverage talkSPORT is bringing you wall-to-wall coverage of the 2022 World Cup. We are broadcasting all 64 games in the tournament live, with over 600 hours of coverage across our network. You can tune in to talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 via our free online streaming service at talkSPORT.com. talkSPORT is widely available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM. You can also download the talkSPORT app, or ask your smart speaker to play talkSPORT.

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