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After his exploit with the Chelsea youth setup, Nigerian-descent Faustino Anjorin has been named Chelsea captain for the 2019/2020 FA Youth Cup.

Chelsea confirmed the news on their official website on Monday, December 16 as they prepare for Wednesday's F.A Youth Cup game.

The young Blues kick off their campaign against Huddersfield Town at Kingsmeadow, with at least four players of Nigerian origin - Anjorin, Jordan Aina, Prince Adegoke and Kelechi Chibieze having the chance of featuring.

Playing alongside current Chelsea first-team players Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James, Anjorin won the competition in 2018.

"That was a mad feeling because I was a younger player in the team," Anjorin recalled. 

"I was playing up with Callum [Hudson-Odoi], Dujon Sterling and Reece James. Playing with those guys was an experience in itself but then winning the cup and scoring in the final topped it all off.

"The Emirates is a big stadium where historic moments have happened and to say that I’ve scored at that stadium is massive."

Anjorin, who made his senior debut for Chelsea in the 7-1 EFL Cup victory against Grimsby Town this season is eligible to represent Nigeria.

The 18-year-old has Nigerian parents but was born in Poole, United Kingdom and has represented England at U17, U18, and U19 levels.

The box-to-box midfielder chose to join the Stamford Bridge outfit at the age of seven because of the presence of former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel at the club.

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