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Champions League: Nigerian-Born Midfielder Tino Anjorin To Start For Chelsea Vs Krasnodar

Champions League: Nigerian-Born Midfielder Tino Anjorin To Start For Chelsea Vs Krasnodar

Nigerian-born midfielder Tino Anjorin will start for Chelsea in their final Champions League group encounter against Krasnodar at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Chelsea are already through to the knockout round of the competition a as well as topping their group following their 4-0 win against Sevilla last week.

With the duo of Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson Odoi out of today’s game due to injuries and the inconsequential nature of the tie, manager Frank Lampard have the chance to play some of his youngsters.

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According to the Telegraph, Anjorin will feature in the starting line-up alongside Billy Gilmour.

Anjorin is viewed as an extremely exciting talent at Stamford Bridge thanks to his dynamic presence in the middle of the pitch.

The 19-year-old is a powerful attacking box-to-box midfielder who loves to shoot when he can and has a real eye for goal.

He played twice for the first-team last season, coming on as a substitute in the 7-1 Carabao Cup victory against Grimsby before enjoying a cameo appearance against Everton prior to the coronavirus pandemic stopping football in its tracks.

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  • Kingston 4 years ago

    How good is this guy? Is he better than dele bushiru or Michael olise? Because we need midfielders urgently in super eagles.

    • He seems good though not making comparison.
      He’s ability to read the game is exceptional.
      We actually need all of this lads

      • @Peace PH….

        Which lad do u need?

        Where will they fit in when nff need atleast 4 home base players in SE???

        And mind u, Rohr would never allow anybody termper with his 18 or 19 regulars he has tested and trusted…..

        Clamouring for all this foreign lads in CSN holds no water for now as long as there’s quota for homebase players in Rohr’s contract……

        Rohr may not invite any new foreign born again except the likes of EJARIA, ADEMOLA whose fifa clearance is about to be completed….

        Close ur mind about those lads…. We know our first 18 or 19 players Rohr would likely invite for future games already….
        Then nff would now bring their “market product” in form of homebase players….

  • pompei 4 years ago

    Good, good player. Had a good game today against Krasnodar. But with our weed infested pitches, we can’t expect him to perform any magic.
    So I will say, on a good pitch, Anjorin can be a good addition to the SE.

    • KangA 4 years ago

      “……..weed infested pitches …….” Tell it to corrupt CAF, not me please. You’d wonder how on earth CAF approve that gravel patch for the SE/SL game. By refusing to bring down the hammer on erring FAs, CAF is not promoting the development of standard pitches across Africa. Who said home games must be staged in every country? Take them to other countries, where they are good pitches. The every country will sit up. 

      Anyway, Ahmad is busy laundering money. He has no time to think. And Pinnick pockets bribes and take matches to politicians backyards. It’s a vicious cycle in Africa. 

      • pompei 4 years ago

        Honestly KangA, we need to keep bringing up this issue at every opportunity. It is a crying shame that a standard football pitch can’t be found in Nigeria. Yes, some pitches were ok in the past, and received FIFA approval, but poor maintenance culture means the pitches have been allowed to deteriorate!
        I agree 100% that countries with sub standard pitches should be forced to play their home games in countries with good pitches. And the hosting country should collect a substantial “rent” for the use of their facilities. If a country refuses to comply, the country should be banned from CAF competitions. This will make everybody sit up. Enough is enough!
        Our football administrators need to address this issue as a matter of utmost importance!

  • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

    This player has a lot of prospects.

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