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Chelsea - Van Aanholt on his Pompey debut

Coming on for Yuri Zhirkov at Fratton Park on Wednesday evening, young Patrick Van Aanholt got his first taste of first team action in a Chelsea shirt, featuring for twenty minutes as we ran out 5-0 winners.

Van Aanholt, 19, has had a very good season, with positive loan spells at Coventry City and Newcastle United under his belt, as well as a Premier League debut. The Dutch Under-21 international recently spoke out about his first appearance for Carlo Ancelotti's Blues, and his hopes for the rest of the campaign and beyond.

'I am buzzing, I had a great night last night (speaking yesterday morning) and I was really happy to make my debut,' he said. 'I am trying to get more involved in the first team and hope to be able to play a couple more times before the end of the season as well.'

'I had a fantastic month on loan at Newcastle, played seven games, and in front of more than 50,000 people, so it was a great experience for me. In the reserves you are only in front of a few hundred, but then I went to Coventry and played in front of 30,000, then Newcastle 52,000, it's a massive difference, unbelievable. I really enjoyed my time there and now I hope I can push on some more,' he told the official club site.

Van Aanholt remains in the squad for tomorrow afternoon's visit of Aston Villa, with injuries ruling out Ricardo Carvalho, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole and Jose Bosingwa from the Blues' backline. Jeffrey Bruma, another of the club's promising youngsters, could also feature on the bench.

In other non-first team level news, it is pleasing to report that defender Sam Hutchinson came through the reserves' 2-1 defeat to Fulham unscathed. He played the first forty-five minutes without problem. He will now hope to rejoin Ancelotti's first team squad for the remainder of the season, particularly in light of our recent injury crisis.

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Writer: daspecial1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 26 2010

Time: 4:47PM

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useless yung sh..te
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 17:30:00

is he any gud at all?
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 17:41:00

Hes like a left footed Sagna..but with human hair
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26/03/2010 17:46:00

hes 'buzzin'? for his one n only chav game? Lmfao!
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 17:46:00

feck u chipthewuteva.. sagna's a fully capped int.. van aa will most likely go d way of sinclair, sahar, stoch et all. lol. now howzat?
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 17:51:00

mayb if he was unda le prof he mite av made a name 4 himself.. so no point raisin all hopes only to b dashed. numbskulls
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 17:54:00

whats ur problem with the poor lad shady gunna???????
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26/03/2010 18:05:00

You spell like a little boy shady gunna, I'm sure the prof would love to have you under him.
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26/03/2010 18:21:00

yep he might hv become a better voyeur than Wengey by going to le arses..
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26/03/2010 18:23:00

a drunk arsenal fan
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26/03/2010 18:34:00

I think arsene's had his fair share of young boys under him shady gunna. if you know what i mean. which you probably don't guessing by your comments.
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26/03/2010 18:41:00

joeybluecheese - pervert king drog - kingofDRUNKS adrogbafan - closet voyeur outoftheblues - naturalised frenchman.. need i say more?
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 19:03:00

who is that clown? can't even speak proper english... good luck to you and the rest of the vienna boys choir lol
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26/03/2010 19:05:00

outofdblue' u retarded egghead, mayb if u used a mobile device, u spellin wont b up to much not dat i see much wrong with mine.. nways u chavs shud face it' if d lad was at d groove, his future wud av bin brighter.. heres hopin villa stuff u tmrw.. cu..ts
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 19:08:00

Earlier in this thread, shady gunna tells us how great it is to be under Wenger, now he's acting all butt-hurt. Coincidence?
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26/03/2010 19:08:00

what are you even on about?! that makes no sense whatsoever! can't say i was expecting much from a gooner though.
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26/03/2010 19:10:00

at the 'groove'?? and where exactly is this groove?
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26/03/2010 19:12:00

y is da truth always bitter? mayb its bcos if ur a chelski fan, evry truth laden arrow hurts twice as much cus u all r on borrowd time.. no roman, no chelsea, n in da long run no tym for youth development. therefore van aanholt is *****ed.. lol
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 19:41:00

***** d blues.. gunnaz for epl with our legendary manager.. yay.. u lot will probably change cow carloo at d end of d season after winnin feck all! wherz merlin n d rest of d gang? still thinkin of xcuses/reasons/rants/vitriol.. bin laffin at d blues for d past few hours.!
shady gunna
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26/03/2010 19:50:00

Sad Goon, you are an a**hole. You are full of *****, go to Arse forum..that is where you belong.
Keyser Soze
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26/03/2010 19:51:00

if we win nothing at the end of the season, i guess we'll know how it feels to be a gooner huh. it's crazy, everytime an arsenal fan gloats, i always defend chelsea but i always forget that 5-0 overall league double drumming they gave us this
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26/03/2010 19:55:00

Don't listen to that illiterate ****.
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26/03/2010 20:53:00

shady gunna - As merlin himself would no doubt say - jog on!
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27/03/2010 00:47:00

Besides, all this Goon ranting is getting away from the point - I thought Van Aanholt had a pretty decent 20mins at Pompey - one lovely ball across the box that Drogs almost buried for his hat-trick.
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27/03/2010 00:48:00

Did very well. Was pretty excited when I saw him being subbed on. As for shady gunna - what a gay ****.
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27/03/2010 01:36:00

Are they all voyeurs at Middle Rastern Airline Stadium? For a moment there I thought I had accidentally clicked on a Vital Arse link. Coming back to the topic, van Aanholt seems to be better going forward than defending, which seems to be a common trend in the new-age full-backs. He put in a couple of cracking crosses, and should have had an assist when Drogs missed from close range. With our injuries to so many defenders, Carlo gave an indication that both van Aabholt and Bruma could get more of a look-in. Our youngsters finally seem to be getting their due now. Lets hope that at least a couple of them make the next step to become first team regulars.
JT is God
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27/03/2010 02:35:00

*Middle Eastern
JT is God
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27/03/2010 02:40:00

attacking instinct is good but as defender not so especially his tackles ...maybe could be used as a midfielder his attacking styles rhymes well with the midfield remember a.cole was first a winger due to an injury crisis arsene wenger choose him as l.b and the guy is rose to be one fo the best evr
haji ahmed
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27/03/2010 02:44:00

Shady Gunna is either retarded or a small kid by looks of his comments. Why do you guys wanna fight with either of these? A walking elephant never stops just because a dog barked. As for Van An Holt good to see youngsters getting time under Ancelotti. Hope this will continue rather than 5-6 costly signings. Max we need will have to be 1 or 2 players who can add ronaldo kinda touch thats all. Hope we can find such player amongst Chelsea youth itself.
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27/03/2010 03:05:00

I hope he becomes Ash's permanent understudy.We need yuri in a more attacking role.
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27/03/2010 08:44:00

I think Shady just joined the vital community,he had a lot to get off his chest.Hostility is probably a prerequisite when going through opposition sites.He'll learn in time that we are big boys & we talk logically without creating pathetic insults of fan names.
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27/03/2010 08:51:00

What have we done to incur the wrath of this toddler?
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27/03/2010 13:13:00

Wrath of this toddler? LOL! :-D
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28/03/2010 06:16:00

And then, like London buses, you wait years for your first team debut, and then two games come along at once!
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28/03/2010 16:32:00


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