CONTE HAPPY AGAIN WITH AMPADU’S PERFORMANCE

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Ethan Ampadu played in the middle of Chelsea’s back three in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup game.

The 17-year-old who also played for 90 minutes in the previous round encounter against Everton, had a very good game, with his only mistake the early booking he received for a rash tackle on Jermain Defoe.

Antonio Conte hailed his performance after the game: “He played the whole game with the problem of a booking after one minute.

“It’s not simple as a defender as you have to play 93 or 94 minutes. He showed great character.

“Despite his young age, he showed great maturity. I think Ampadu deserved to play this game. Now he has to stay calm. He’s very humble and he could have a great future. He must continue to work.”

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