PHOTOS: 17-year-old Dominic Solanke makes Chelsea debut

Stamford Bridge Outside

A Chelsea academy graduate came on from the bench to make his first team debut under Jose Mourinho earlier this evening, Tuesday.

Chelsea slaughtered Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier this evening.

Goals rained in from Loic Remy, Didier Drogba, John Terry an Mitja Viler own goal while Eden Hazard struck twice.

Manager Jose Mourinho seemed to use the straight-forward nature of the Champions League match-up as the ideal opportunity to entrust Dominic Solanke with first-team duty.

The goals elated the match-going audience but arguably the biggest cheer of the night came when Solanke stepped onto the field.

In the photographs above, Solanke can at first be seen on the bench, then replacing Oscar before beginning an off-the-ball run in his bright pink boots.

Born in Reading in 1997, Solanke is just 17-years-old.

The centre forward, of English and Nigerian heritage, has been prolific at youth level this season as he scored one from three outings in the Under-21 Premier League and two goals and two assists from two outings in the UEFA Youth League.

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