Chelsea supporters on social media were in a buoyant mood after discovering Xavier Mbuyamba had been summoned to the seniors, writes the Chelsea Chronicle.
Mbuyamba was spotted in the background of Saul Niguez’s first training session following his deadline day move from Atletico Madrid.
🚨Xavier Mbuyamba was involved in 1st team training today; the 1st time since joining Chelsea. ✅ pic.twitter.com/otQv3qXWDd
— Felix ⭐️⭐️ (@cfc_felix_) September 2, 2021
The Dutch defender had previously failed to be promoted from the development set up, despite being a Blue since last August.
In the teenager’s defense, he has been in and out of the treatment room way too frequently in the past year.
He only made his Chelsea debut in April, having been constantly held back by a variety of injuries.
Now back to full fitness, Mbuyamba earned Thomas Tuchel’s recognition and Blues fans absolutely loved it.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
Better than Kounde https://t.co/UXZmnSR7z6
— KanteNation (@sethaadusei) September 2, 2021