Faustino Anjorin
Photographer - Jordan Mansfield

It was a case of deja vu this afternoon for Chelsea as Frank Lampard’s side failed to finish off chances whilst in control of the match.

The game ended 2-2 but Chelsea started the game on top and should have scored 2 or 3 goals early on.

Not only do they waste chances, this season they have also struggled to break down stubborn defences, and lack a player who has the ability to open teams up with a piece of individual brilliance like Eden Hazard did.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are the two players they would be leaning on for this, but Hudson-Odoi despite showing signs of doing it, is yet to be back to his absolute best, and of course Loftus-Cheek is still injured.

The Chelsea board failed to back Lampard and bring him in any new personnel to help him out in attack, despite his repeated calls for it.

But one option that he could look at is another hot prospect plying his trade in the academy currently, Faustino Anjorin.

He is only 18, but Anjorin has it all and will arguably offer just as much if not more than any of the current first team options who just aren’t doing it for Lampard right now.

Anjorin is explosive, skill full, intelligent, direct, fast, and scores goals. He has that ability to unlock a defence in an instant, he can create, and has good general play and technical ability, all seen here below in these fine examples..

Just look how he goes through the gears and powers on, imagine that tearing up at you as a defender.

He is similar to Loftus-Cheek in his style of play, but is arguably more developed than Ruben was at 18. He is a scary prospect.

Getting him into the first team now will really help him make his mind up about signing a new contract, with his current deal running out in 2021.

We don’t want another Tariq Lamptey situation….

 

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