Chelsea fans must believe the hype of Tino Anjorin as the next Ruben Loftus-Cheek

If you haven’t watched Tino Anjorin play for the Chelsea youth team, then you really need to.

It wouldn’t be hard to miss the 18-year-old, with a stature at FA Youth Cup level that certainly stands out among the rest.

But to say it is all just physicality and no skill would be doing the youngster a massive disservice.

In fact, in today’s Chelsea academy, with all the talent they once again possess, Anjorin again stands out above the rest of the crowd.

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For any who had watched Ruben Loftus-Cheek at U18s level before he burst on to the scene in the first team, then it could be like watching a doppelganger.

Anjorin is currently the skipper of Chelsea’s FA Youth Cup side, and in the commanding fifth round win over Wolverhampton Wanderers he led by example.

With the ball at his feet, Anjorin glides through the midfield. An Ebb Stadium pitch that had been battered by Storm Ciara looked like a sticking ground for many of the youngsters on display.

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But for Anjorin, it looked like the perfect Wembley turf (when the NFL hasn’t been in town).

Brushing off opposing Wolves midfielders was no problem, and playing in the number ten role he was able to pull the strings of Chelsea’s attacking play.

It paid off for the opener when the England youth international shook off his man and weighted a perfect pass to Ian Maatsen to run on to and net.

But it was the third goal of the game where Anjorin really came out to play and show all Chelsea fans why they should be excited.

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After Armando Broja squeezed him the ball, it was all down to Anjorin from then on. He skipped past two or three Wolves players in their own box, before delicately dinking the ball over goalkeeper Joe Young.

It was an exquisite moment of skill from one of the most talented players to…


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