At just 17, Chelsea FC midfielder Ethan Ampadu leaves a mark in history for the West London club, as he becomes the first player born this millennium to start an EFL Cup tie against Everton at Stamford Bridge.
The youngster – who has been named in Chris Coleman’s Wales squad but still yet to make his senior debut – was given his first Chelsea begin by Antonio Conte.
As the years go on, clubs continue to break the barrier for the players born past the year 2000 and Ampadu now becomes one of those, and keep in mind that for some, it may be the David Luiz-like hair donned by Ampadu – As the first player ever to start a match for Chelsea who was born in the 21st century.
Although he did make an appearance from the bench in the previous round of the cup against Nottingham Forest, signed from Exeter City in the summer transfer window – which quickly gets the attention. While football fans had something else in mind when they saw the Welshman starting.
In spite of the fact that he is just 17 years of age, Ampadu is expected to have an exceptionally promising future at Stamford Bridge and they are anticipating how their young prospect will adapt to the first-team action.