Chelsea reduced the loan of an English footballer in Russia

The only English footballer playing in Russia was recalled by Chelsea just before Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.

Youngster Tino Anjorin spent the first part of the season on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow before picking up a foot injury in November.

Although the 20-year-old midfielder was not immediately recalled after picking up the injury, he played his last game for the capital club in October.

He made 14 appearances in total for Lokomotiv – who lost director of sport and development Ralf Rangnick to Manchester United in November – scoring once in the Europa League against Marseille.

Anjorin returned to Stamford Bridge on deadline day, just 24 days before crackpot Vladimir Putin unleashed tyranny on neighboring Ukraine.



Tino Anjorin (left) spent the first half of the season on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow

The England youth international was immediately loaned out to Huddersfield Town but he didn’t join the Terriers straight away.

He initially stayed in west London to work with Chelsea medical staff as he continued his recovery from a metatarsal fracture.

Anjorin joined Carlos Corberan’s side in mid-February to complete the final stages of his rehabilitation and help promote Town.

Corberan offered this update towards the end of last month: “Next week Tino will start training normally with the group and that’s another great news because for me the more players we add to the squad. team, the stronger we can be to face every game.”

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Chelsea youngster Anjorin is now on loan at Huddersfield Town
Chelsea youngster Anjorin is now on loan at Huddersfield Town


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The Poole-born star made his long-awaited debut for Huddersfield in a 3-0 win over Peterborough last Friday, coming on as a 71st-minute substitute.

He followed that up with another appearance off the bench as the Terriers were knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on Monday night.

Anjorin came on in the 79th minute but was unable to help Huddersfield find an equalizer that would have sent the game into extra time as they lost 2-1.

The club will now focus on maintaining their good form in the Championship, where they are second in the table behind runaway leaders Fulham.