With two senior appearances for Chelsea already under his belt at just 18 years of age, midfielder Tino Anjorin looks set to be the latest teen sensation to come out of The Blues’ academy system into the first team.
The Poole-born midfielder was handed his first team debut by Blues boss Frank Lampard as Chelsea thrashed Sky Bet League Two club Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup back in September.
Since making his maiden first team appearance in the Carabao Cup, Anjorin has also been given a taste of English Premier League action, coming off the bench as Chelsea saw off Everton at The Bridge early last month.
The promise shown by Anjorin has not been something which has come overnight. The teenager has been making waves in the academy for a few seasons, starring for The Blues’ Under-18 and Under-23 sides. In fact, the player has led the way this season for the Development Squad with five goals as they have risen to the Premier League 2 summit.
Anjorin has been on Chelsea’s books since he was a seven-year-old boy and knows only too well how difficult it is to make the breakthrough as a senior player with the South West Londoners. He is a star in the making though and with manager Lampard clearly impressed with his talents, the player has a chance.
The immediate future of Anjorin at Stamford Bridge could also be helped by the Coronavirus pandemic. Chelsea could look at investing in youth again next season rather than spending big on overseas talent, possibly meaning that there could be further first team chances for the midfielder.
The Chelsea fans love to see one of their own flourish and Anjorin has every chance.