Ola Aina Chelsea defender delighted with Premier League debut

Aina came in for his compatriot Moses in the 81st minute of Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.

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Nigerian born defender Ola Aina could not hide his delight after his Premier League debut for Chelsea.

Aina came in for his compatriot Moses in the 81st minute of Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday, October 15.

After the game, the right-back took to Twitter to express his delight.

So buzzing right now,” he wrote on Twitter before adding “Another huge milestone for me. Really pleased to have made my Premier League debut for @Chelseafc. Thank you JESUS!.



Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was happy to hand the 20-year-old his Premier League debut.  

"Today I'm pleased because I saw the things we have been working on this week. Above all I'm pleased for the players because when you work so hard during the week it's logical you want to see a good result and a good game,” the Chelsea boss said.

"Now we have a whole week to work and to see who is in the best shape to play the next match. The players know I want to see the right commitment and work-rate, after that I decide the formation. Another young player from the academy, Ola Aina, played his first (Premier league) game, and Nathaniel Chalobah showed he is really able.

The 20-year-old full name, Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa Aina has been at Chelsea since he was 11.

He had made his competitive debut for Chelsea in their 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers in August 2016.


Although he is born to Nigerian parents, the defender is already an England international at youth level. He is however still eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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