Read what Lamptey has to say about his Chelsea debut

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About a week ago, Chelsea youngster Tariq Lamptey wouldn’t have believed that he’d be making his Chelsea debut.

The 19-year-old made the Chelsea first team squad for the game against Arsenal and had to be called from his break.

The Chelsea youngster impressed after coming on for Fikayo Tomori around the hour mark and he was very impressive.

Speaking about his debut performance, the Chelsea academy product admitted that it was an amazing experience for him.

“It was an amazing moment to make my debut,” said the 19-year-old according to the official Chelsea website.

“I’m just really happy to help the team and contribute to a fantastic win. I have no words for it really, it just feels incredible.”

Lamptey was also full of praise for the Gunners for their performance and hailed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard for preparing the team well for the game.

“Credit to Arsenal because they started really well and gave us a tough time but after the few changes, we livened up a bit and just started to play our normal game,” Lampard said.

“We listened to what the coach had to say and then brought it out in the end.

“He’s always demanding the best out of the players and all the coaches are always on us to put in 100 per cent every single day. We’re all working hard and putting it in together to make everything come out on the pitch.

“Everything you saw today, we’ve been working on in training and then it’s about the fight, desire and winning mentality he’s trying to instil in us.”

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