Chelsea’s Under-18s side were narrowly beaten by Manchester City on Monday night in the FA Youth Cup final – but some of the Blues fans on Twitter were left raving about the performance of their youngster Tino Anjorin.
Ed Brand’s side ended up losing 3-2 at St George’s Park against Man City, who won the 2019/20 FA Youth Cup six months on from the scheduled final.
With the contest heading towards penalties at one stage, Man City’s Cole Palmer scored an 83rd minute winner for his side on the counter attack and earned them the trophy.
Despite the cup final defeat, Chelsea fans got to watch some of the rising talent that is emerging at Stamford Bridge and there were plenty on social media picking out the same individual for his contribution.
Anjorin entered the action as a half-time substitute and helped the Blues get a foothold in the game, as he was intelligent in possession, provided a physical threat and added some extra attacking impotence.
The English teenager is a powerhouse attacking midfielder that earned his first two senior appearances last season and his goal has to be for more minutes this season, albeit it’s a huge task trying to break into the fold.
Chelsea’s first-team boss Frank Lampard has made several academy stars mainstays his senior group since he took charge and the likes of Mason Mount, Reece James and Tammy Abraham are shining examples of players making the step up.
Here are some Chelsea fans discussing Anjorin:
Bring in anjorin @ChelseaFC to understudy kante,he's a big talent
— Papi stunner (@theimpeccabledj) November 3, 2020
Can’t understand why Anjorin didn’t start, best player on pitch once on…
— conor (@conor__clarke) November 2, 2020
— Chelsea 1905 (@Carefree195) November 2, 2020
Anjorin deserves a go with the first team
— A͓̽r͓̽m͓̽a͓̽n͓̽i͓̽ (@CFCarmani) November 2, 2020
Anjorin running this attack just for it to be bottled on the final pass
— Bryan (@CFC_UKJ) November 2, 2020
Tino Anjorin such a mature footballer. Will be playing at a higher level in no time. Livramento and City's Cole Palmer impressive too.
— Raj (@RajG89) November 2, 2020
Anjorin is running the show what a baller
— Andri🇮🇸🥶 (@Andri69__) November 2, 2020