Ethan Ampadu


Ethan Ampadu is a centre-back or deep midfielder who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 from Exeter City, where he became the Devon club's youngest-ever player the previous season.

Having begun the 2017/18 season playing for Chelsea's Academy sides, Ampadu made his senior debut as a second-half substitute in a Carabao Cup win at home to Nottingham Forest in September 2017, before his first start in the next round the following month against Everton.

At 17 years and six days, he became the club's eighth youngest debutant and the first player born after the start of the year 2000 to begin a Chelsea game.

Ampadu’s first Premier League action came late on in a win at Huddersfield and as well as taking part in the Academy’s biggest fixtures, he continued to feature for the senior team in the domestic cups.

Having represented Wales up to Under-19 level prior to joining Chelsea, he made his senior international debut when he came on in the second half of a friendly international against France in November 2017.