Anjorin And His Nigerian Dad Celebrate His Premier League Debut For Chelsea
Faustino Anjorin

Anjorin And His Nigerian Dad Celebrate His Premier League Debut For Chelsea

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Chelsea's newest Premier League debutant, Faustino Anjorin, and his father have reacted to the youngster making his debut for the club he has been at for eleven years.

The 18-year-old came on for his first appearance as a 71st-minute substitute for Willian during Chelsea's 4-0 bashing of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

He could have stolen the headline in his maiden appearance with a goal but was denied by a great tackle from Toffees defender, Djibril Sidibe.

That didn't seem to dampen the mood of the Poole-born midfielder of Nigerian descent, who went on social media to express his delight at playing his first game in the English top-flight.

The England U19 international, who wore the jersey number 55 for the game, wrote on Instagram on Monday: "I’m so happy to make my Premier League debut yesterday for both myself and my family. It’s been a long road and I know I have further to go but thank you to the academy staff at Chelsea for helping me get this far!"

Reacting to the post, his father took a screengrab of the Instagram post and shared on Twitter, with the caption: "I’m not sure it’s even possible to be more proud. Stay humble."

Anjorin, who made his first-ever professional appearance for Chelsea's senior team in their League Cup win against Grimsby Town last September, has represented England at U17, U18 and U19 levels but is still eligible to play for Nigeria, having not played for the Three Lions.

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