Chelsea youngster subbed 18 minutes into debut

By Mirror: Saturday, August 12th 2017 at 18:38 GMT +3 | Sports
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Poor Jeremie Boga. After a brilliant pre-season, the Chelsea youngster was a surprise inclusion in the Premier League champions' line-up for the opening game of the season, at home against Burnley.

The 20 year-old winger must have delighted to get his chance to stake a claim for a first team place.

Sadly for Boga, just 14 minutes into the match, Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill was sent off for a dangerous tackle.

Four minutes later, Boga's debut was brought to an abrupt and early end, as Antonio Conte was forced to make a substitution and rejig his formation.

It was a brutal and harsh experience for Boga, who replaced Pedro during the first half of the Arsenal match in China and certainly made an impression to the Blues fans with an electric display.

Slight in frame, the Ivory Coast international's quick feet certainly caught the eye, which is no doubt why he was given the opportunity to show what else he can do.

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