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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard handed teenager Tino Anjorin his full debut in the 1-1 draw against Russian club Krasnodar on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge.
Asked what he thought of Anjorin’s performance against Krasnodar, Lampard said: “In training he had shown us last season a real ability to step straight into the level in terms of his ability on the ball.
“He showed it today in the way he receives the ball and how he moves with it very quickly, his physical attributes to protect the ball.
“He’s had some fitness issues in terms of completing games at under-23 and youth team levels.
“That’s a work in progress with him but the more he trains with us the better he is. It’s a real good environment for him.
“With the injuries we have in the short term he will spend more time with us. He did very well tonight. It was a good debut and he grew into the game as it went along.”