Like fellow youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ethan Ampadu has struggled for minutes so far this season.

Despite fans calling for him to feature, Maurizio Sarri has decided against playing the 18-year-old.

Therefore, Ampadu has had to settle for playing time with the Wales national team after been given his first cap by Ryan Giggs.

And Ampadu has put in some good performances for the Welsh side in the Nations League.

Conor Hourihane & Ethan Ampadu seen in action during the...

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However, Ampadu saw his first Chelsea first team minutes come in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over PAOK as he played the last 27 minutes.

Last night, he got his first Chelsea start of the season in their 2-2 draw at MOL Vidi.

It wasn’t all plain sailing for the youngster as he scored an unfortunate own-goal in the first half.

2018 UEFA Europa League Football MOL Vidi FC v Chelsea Dec 13th

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But Ampadu showed extreme resolve and mental toughness to bounce back, and had a solid rest of the game, which has Blues fans excited.

So, here’s how Chelsea fans react to the Welshman’s performance away in Hungary:

https://twitter.com/CarefreeYouth/status/1073342760143544320

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