Watch Romeo Lavia debut vs Crystal Palace

A moment six months in the waiting has finally happened as £58m summer signing Romeo Lavia finally made his way onto the Stamford Bridge pitch in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

After a lengthy transfer saga with Liverpool for his signature, the youngster finally made his move and signed with the Blues from Southampton but an ankle injury combined with poor fitness after a limited preseason with the Saints delayed his first appearance until this week.
Having been named on the bench against Wolves in the Christmas Eve defeat earlier this week, the 19-year-old was made to wait an extra few days to make his debut for the Blues but it eventually came to a rapture of applause from the SW6 faithful as his name was called out over the tannoy.

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