Nkunku reveals what his first Chelsea start meant to him

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Christopher Nkunku made his full debut for Chelsea during Wednesday’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

The Frenchman played for 70 minutes before he was subbed off by Mauricio Pochettino.

It was a very good cameo for Nkunku, who missed many games at the start of the campaign, and he was delighted with his contribution.

“It was a big fight and we played a good game,” the forward said post-game.

“I think we could have scored more goals, but the most important thing is the three points.

“Personally, it meant a lot to me [to make his first start]. I am very happy because it has been six months since I started a game. I feel good and the most important thing is I don’t feel any issues after the game, so we are concentrating on improving.

“I think we need to be focused on every game and every training session to improve. We have a young team but with big quality, and we need to work together to improve and enjoy success together.”