Ghanaian winger Benicio Baker-Boaitey made his English Premier League debut for Brighton and Hove Albion, entering the game in the 84th minute during their match against Chelsea on Sunday.
Despite his cameo role after replacing Brazilian Igor, the 19-year-old’s influence couldn’t prevent Brighton from succumbing to a 3-2 away defeat.
The game saw Argentina international Enzo Fernández opening the scoring in the 17th minute, followed by Levi Colwill doubling Chelsea’s advantage four minutes later.
Facundo Buonanotte pulled one back for Brighton in the 43rd minute, but Enzo Fernández secured Chelsea’s victory with his second goal after the break. Joao Pedro managed to reduce the deficit for Brighton in stoppage time.
Benicio Baker-Boaitey, a Londoner who came through the ranks with West Ham and later joined Porto, joined Brighton in June 2022. While his Premier League debut did not go as planned, having debuted, he looks forward to more opportunities with Brighton.