Ian Maatsen

Netherlands U17s
  • DATE OF BIRTH

    10 March 2002
  • BIRTHPLACE

    Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • Position

    Defender

Ian Maatsen is a player first scouted by our recruitment team playing in the Netherlands for the Under-16 national team and his former club, PSV Eindhoven. He joined us in July 2018.

The young Dutchman is an adaptable player who can play at left-back, wing-back, centre-back or in central midfield, and that versatility was utilised in his maiden season in England as he featured in a number of defensive positions for our academy teams. His first Chelsea goal came in a 3-1 youth team win against Arsenal in September before his development squad debut later that month in the Checkatrade Trophy away at Newport County. A Netherlands Under-17 international, he featured throughout our run to the UEFA Youth League finals weekend.

Maatsen signed his first professional contract at the club in March 2019.