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Kenedy goal video v Norwich: Guus Hiddink’s inspired left-back selection works within 40 seconds

Talk about an inspired bit of management!

Guus Hiddink selected Brazilian attacking midfielder Kenedy at left-back for Chelsea’s visit to Norwich City tonight, and had barely taken his seat in time to see his handy work pay dividends.

The 20-year-old scored the fastest Premier League goal of the season after just 40 seconds at Carrow Road, jinking through a couple of defenders and firing powerfully into the bottom corner.

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It is Kenedy’s first Premier League goal since he joined Chelsea last summer. He had previously scored once in his 12 appearances – away to Walsall in a 4-1 Capital One Cup win in September.

Almost all of those outings have been in his natural forward position – but Hiddink chose to use the youngster as an emergency left-back this evening due to his defensive injury problems.

Baba Rahman, a recognised left-back, had a torrid time of things against Southampton at the weekend and has been dropped to the bench. This goal from Kenedy might not make him feel any better!

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