Chelsea fans blown away by Ethan Ampadu performance in Champions League - The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea fans blown away by Ethan Ampadu performance in Champions League

Ethan Ampadu impressed for RB Leipzig on Wednesday night on the Champions League knockout stage – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter were left praising their loanee for his performance.

The Welsh enforcer has been loaned out to Leipzig for the season from Stamford Bridge and he got an opportunity to impress against Premier League opposition in midweek.

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Ampadu played 90 minutes in Leipzig’s 1-0 away win over Tottenham in a Champions League last-16 first leg.

The 19-year-old was one of the outstanding performers for the German team, who secured the win through a Timo Werner penalty and are now favourites to reach the quarter-finals.

Ampadu has not enjoyed regular minutes this season with Leipzig, which is what made his display against Spurs extremely special.

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He featured in just his seventh appearance of the season and it was the first time he played a full game, which will explain the cramp late on.

The Blues loanee slotted into a centre-back role as part of a back three, which saw him put in some excellent defensive blocks and also show off his long-range of passing.

His quality on the ball means that he can play in midfield and previously has done in the Chelsea first-team, but looks like he may be a long-term option at centre-back.

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There is serious competition in the Leipzig defence for a starting position, but there is no doubt that Ampadu hardly put a foot wrong with his big opportunity and has to be knocking on the door for more minutes.

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media insist that Ampadu has a big future ahead of him in West London and were mesmerised by his European display.

Here are some Chelsea fans on Ampadu:

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.