Ethan Ampadu made his Premier League debut for Chelsea during the club’s clash with Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium earlier this month.
The 17-year-old came off the bench in the 80th minute of his team’s 3-1 win as he added to the two EFL Cup appearances that he has made during the 2017-18 campaign.
The teenager, who is capable of playing in both defence and midfield, made his Wales debut against France last month, and is being tipped to be a future star.
Ampadu was signed from Exeter City in the summer with the view to joining Chelsea’s academy system, but has already made a serious impression on the first team, and indeed the club’s supporters.
The Blues will attempt to book their spot in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup when they welcome Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, and the Chelsea fans are desperate for the youngster to be given more football.
It would be fair to say that there is a lot of excitement surrounding the outstanding youngster. A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be found below:
It's been a pretty special year for Ethan Ampadu! 👏https://t.co/UFtBHdUvKV
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 20, 2017
Hope he gets some match time today
— Deanthebard (@deanthebard) December 20, 2017
man like ampadu already a first team player at 17 , keep going and work hard
— ConteMania (@Azpicious) December 20, 2017
Love Ampadu ❤
— Chelseafangirl (@EHazardous97) December 20, 2017
— Nana Osei Agyeman (@NanaAkon2) December 20, 2017
Good luck @ethanamp4 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
— ConteSim (@simfive) December 20, 2017
He is really a good kid and i would like to see him more in some matches
— Stephen Chichebem Stephen (@StephenChicheb1) December 20, 2017
Hopefully he takes some part in today's Carabao cup match at the bridge…Long successful career awaits u @ethanamp4
— Ibeto Mekus (@IbetoChelsea) December 20, 2017