Charlton Athletic won made it two wins in two by beating Blackpool at Bloomfield Road last night and many Addicks fans are excited by the performance of summer signing Ian Maatsen.
Both sides went down to 10 men in the first half but it took until the 83rd minute for Charlton to break the deadlock, with substitute Chuks Aneke scoring the only goal of the game.
Aneke nodded the winner in after Alfie Doughty’s cushioned header back across the box, with Lee Bowyer’s side seeing an earlier goal ruled out controversially by the referee.
Among the players used by Bowyer was Maatsen, with the 18-year-old Chelsea loanee making his debut for the Addicks after coming off the bench at the start of the second half.
The teenager is the latest player to make the switch from Stamford Bridge to the Valley, with both Conor Gallagher and Jay Dasilva doing it in recent years, and seems to have impressed supporters already.
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Last night’s game was Maatsen’s first appearance since his professional debut in the Carabao Cup for Chelsea in 2019 and he appears to have left an impact on Charlton fans.
Read their reaction here:
Classy 45 mins debut from Maatsen. What a prospect for this season, if we can keep hold of him until May #cafc
— johnm 🔴#cafc⚽🌿🎶🟢🇪🇺 (@johnmartin54) October 20, 2020
– Watson night and day last two fixtures! Shouldn't play w/ Prats tho
– Inniss' passing will come. Rest is great. Great def in general; Maatsen CLASS.
– Aneke x Bogle is a nightmare for defenders
– Maddison; JFC; Gilbey weren't even involved!
— Paddy P (@PatrickPamment) October 20, 2020
This defence !
Maatsen, Famewo, Inniss, Gunter
It’s quality and Maatsen looked class when he came on #cafc 🔴
— Robcafc (@crimp_it) October 20, 2020
Maatsen should start Saturday he was quality when he came on great player he was everywhere COYR🔴⚪️ #cafc
— Daniel windham #cafc #cheerForcharlton🔴⚪️ (@DanielCafc1905) October 20, 2020
— William Rakesh Chambers (@ChambersComms) October 20, 2020
Much better second half. Maatsen is different class, and should be a big player for us this season. Defence looking very solid. Think today shows we don’t really need Watson & Pratley on the pitch at the same time. Great 3 points! #cafc
— Jimmy Seed (@JamesMSeed) October 20, 2020
Maatsen will win player of the season. Cancel the vote and give the boy his trophy now! #cafc
— Ian Catley (@CatleyIan) October 20, 2020
Maatsen is quality!!!!! #cafc
— Toon Addick (@tomsmith641) October 20, 2020