Watch: Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen scores emphatic winner for Charlton
Chelsea are not shy when it comes to sending players out on loan each season but one of them really impressed on Friday afternoon.
Versatile full-back Ian Maatsen was sent out on loan to League One with Charlton Athletic back in October and has become a central figure in their bid to win promotion straight back to the Championship.
Since arriving, the 19-year-old has played in all but five of their third-tier games but had previously failed to register his first goal – until Good Friday.
During their lunchtime kick-off against Doncaster Rovers, Maatsen found himself on the end of a lofted header from Diallang Jaiyesimi 11 minutes in and face-to-face with the goalkeeper.
He showed all the coolness of an experienced marksman, waiting for just the right moment to lash a vicious left-footed strike into the bottom right corner.
It ultimately won the game for the Addicks and boosted Nigel Adkins’ side back into the play-offs for the time being but also offered Chelsea fans a little glimpse of the future.
What a moment for the 19-year old 👏
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) April 2, 2021