First Squad Involvement For Chelsea's Attacking Fullback Abu In U18 Premier League
Published: September 26, 2020
First Squad Involvement For Chelsea's Attacking Fullback Abu In U18 Premier LeagueFor the first time in his Chelsea career, Nigerian right-back Derrick Abu has been included in a matchday squad for an U18 Premier League fixture, with manager Ed Brand naming him on the bench in the ongoing game against Southampton at the Cobham Training Center, reports.

The first year scholar was not selected for the opening day draw vs Brighton & Hove on September 12 and was also omitted from the team that thrashed West Ham United last weekend.

Against the Saints, Abu starts on the bench alongside another player of Nigerian descent, goalkeeper Kelechi Chibueze while Prince Adegoke misses out through injury.

The 2003-born defender was a key member of the Chelsea squad that beat Manchester City to win last season's Premier League U16 International Cup and ten days after the triumph, he was on the bench against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the U18 Premier League Cup, his first squad involvement at that level.

Abu has described himself as an attacking fullback that loves to get forward and get crosses in.

He has played nonstop at Chelsea since the age of ten, with the Blues beating Norwich City to his signature.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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