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Soccer News of Saturday, 17 October 2015


Chelsea wins on Rahman’s Premier League debut

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Abdul Baba Rahman marked his English Premier League debut with a clean sheet for his Chelsea side.

The Ghanaian was handed the start at the back of the Chelsea defence by Jose Mourinho in place of the injured Branislav Ivanovic.

Cesar Azpilicueta was shifted to right back with Abdul Baba Rahman taking over the left full back position in the game against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Ghana international Jordan Ayew was also given a start by manager Tim Sherwood playing in support of the Aston Villa frontline.

Baba Rahman started the game with some nervousness making a couple of mistakes in the early stages but grew into the game gradually with nothing much to do.

The former Kotoko player will certainly need more time to get into the form at Augsburg that put him on the international radar but did his decent part in the 2-0 victory to Chelsea.

First half goal from Diego Costa and a second half own goal by Alan Hutton sealed the deal for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Abdul Baba Rahman played in the full duration of the game with Jordan Ayew getting replaced by Adama Traore in the 67 minute after receiving a yellow card booking.