Mason Mount made his mark on Stamford Bridge history on Sunday when he became the first English player for 22 years to score in his first senior home match for Chelsea.
The 20-year-old had not even been born when midfielder Paul Hughes found the net on his debut for the Blues in a Premier League match against Derby County on 18 January 1997.
Having replaced skipper Dennis Wise at half-time, the Chelsea Academy product got the clinching goal in our 3-1 victory, working a couple of one-twos in the Derby half before bursting clear to score five minutes from time.
Since Hughes’ goal, a number of non-English players have marked their home debuts for the Blues with goals including George Weah (Tottenham Hotspur, January 2000), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Mario Stanic (both against West Ham, August 2000), Adrian Mutu (Leicester, August 2003), Florent Malouda (Birmingham City, August 2007), Juan Mata (Norwich, August 2011), Diego Costa (Leicester, August 2014) and Alvaro Morata (Burnley, August 2017).
However, no one in recent memory has got on the scoresheet as quickly as Mount, who took just over six minutes to break the deadlock against the Foxes.
Boudewijn Zenden opened the scoring in the eighth minute in Chelsea’s season-opener against Newcastle United in August 2001 while Loic Remy got his first goal for the Blues eight minutes after coming on as a substitute for his debut against Swansea City in September 2014.
Two other players in the current squad have scored in their first Chelsea games at the Bridge although the names may appear surprising.
Kurt Zouma made his mark when he got our opening goal with a close-range effort in a 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers in a League Cup tie in September 2014.
And Davide Zappacosta announced his arrival by firing home an outrageous long-range effort from the right flank in a 6-0 thumping of Qarabag in the Champions League in September 2017.