'Needed back at Bridge': Some Chelsea fans eager for loanee to return after last night's display

Tino Anjorin announced himself to the European stage yesterday after delivering the goods for Lokomotiv Moscow – and Chelsea supporters loved it.

Anjorin made his second appearance for the Russian side last night, coming on as a substitute against Marseille in the Europa League.

With just under half an hour on the clock, and Lokomotiv a goal and a man down, they looked to their teenage prodigy for inspiration.

And what an inspired change it turned out to be.

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With two minutes left of normal time remaining, Anjorin collected the ball 25-yards out from the Marseille net.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

Driving through the French midriff, he curled a delicious effort into the far corner, causing the RZD Arena to erupt with joy.

While the young forward was engulfed by his teammates, Chelsea fans had instant regret about allowing him to leave in the latest transfer window.

Here is how they reacted on Twitter:

Anjorin on an adventure

Chelsea followers will probably have to wait until at least next summer to see Anjorin back in their colours.

He joined Lokomotiv on a season-long loan last month, eager to earn extra first-team minutes away from Stamford Bridge.

Despite constantly training with Thomas Tuchel’s squad, the 19-year-old hardly had a sniff of competitive action for the seniors.

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Like so many others developed in the Cobham workshop, he decided to test his metal elsewhere across the continent.

The Blues have scattered their seed all over Europe, with many already flourishing in new soil.

Alongside Anjorin, Tammy Abraham, Tino Livramento, Marc Guehi and Fikayo Tomori have made a strong impression after leaving Chelsea.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.