Jayden Bogle had himself a rather adventurous 20 seconds in the opening first few minutes of his trip to Stamford Bridge with Derby County.
He had already seen his team concede via an own goal by Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori, and things only got weirder from there. Around the 7-minute mark, he was primary witness and victim to back-to-back skills from Mateo Kovacic and Emerson.
First, Bogle went to close down Kovacic. It looked like he and a teammate had the Chelsea midfielder pinned to the sideline, but Mateo pulled off a neat little rabona-esque dragback pass to get the ball moving again.
And then Emerson got on the ball and proceeding to literally spin young Bogle’s world right around.
Bogle, the youngest player on the pitch at just 18, recovered from having his soul stolen to put in a decent shift, just like the rest of his team last night as they almost pulled off the upset over heavily favored Chelsea. (Meanwhile, neither Emerson nor Kovacic had great games, certainly by the latter’s own high standards...)