Jeremie Boga

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Jeremie Boga
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0Full Name Jeremie Boga
0Date of Birth 3 January 1997
0Place of Birth Marseille, France
0Position Attacking Midfielder
0Chelsea career 2008 -
0Debut 12 August 2017
0Games (goals) 1 (0)
0Other clubs Rennes (loan)
Granada (loan)

Jeremie Boga (born 3 January 1997 in Marseille, France) is an attacking midfielder currently playing for Chelsea.

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Pre-Chelsea career

Jeremie joined Chelsea from ASPTT Marseille (a local youth club not affiliated with Olympique Marseille) as a youngster when he moved with his family to London, where his father worked.

Chelsea career

Jeremie made his reserve team debut before playing for the Under-18s, starting and playing 90 minutes against Fulham in February 2012. A few weeks later he made his Under-18 bow against Bristol City.

He began the 2012-13 season with the Under-18 team and scored his first goal against Manchester City in August 2012, before earning a regular promotion to Dermot Drummy's Under-21 squad. He scored his first goal at that level against Wolves a couple of weeks later. He largely continued with the Under-21s for the rest of the 2012 calendar year and most notably scored twice away to Liverpool in November.

In February 2013, he scored one and had a big hand in the other goal as Chelsea beat Barcelona in the last sixteen of the NextGen Series. He added two more goals in the Final of the 2012-13 FA Youth Cup at Stamford Bridge to further enhance his burgeoning reputation, all whilst remaining a schoolboy by age group.

An injury suffered early in the 2013-14 season ruled him out for the best part of two months but he quickly found form upon his return, scoring a hat-trick away to Arsenal at Under-18 level. He would suffer with injury again towards the end of the campaign and miss out on the Finals of both the FA Youth Cup and Under-21 Premier League but played his part in the success of both teams.

Back at full fitness for the 2014-15 campaign, he kicked things off by sparkling for the first-team in pre-season before going on to reach double figures in goals for the assorted youth teams before Christmas. The second half of the season was a little more injury-hit again unfortunately, but he finished strong to help Chelsea retain the FA Youth Cup and was named in the first team matchday squad for the first time against Sunderland on the final day of the season.

His first foray into senior adult football came in 2015-16 with a season-long move to Rennes in the French top flight. He played a bit-part role for the majority of the campaign, typically coming off the bench as a second-half impact substitute, but still put together a solid body of work with over thirty total appearances and four goals including their goal of the season against Lorient.

2016-17 saw him join Granada on loan in La Liga but he endured a similarly frustrating campaign, finding himself in and out of the line-up under a procession of managers, but did manage to score at home to Barcelona in what was easily the highlight of his season overall.

International

Jeremie was capped by France at Under-16 and Under-19 levels before declaring his allegiances to the Ivory Coast in 2017, making his full senior debut for them against Guinea on June 10th of that year.

Career Statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 Euro U19 Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011-12 3 0 - - 1 0 4 0
2012-13 15 5 9 3 10 3 34 11
2013-14 7 5 5 1 14 2 26 8
2014-15 7 4 10 4 20 4 37 12
Total 32 14 24 8 45 9 101 31

First Team Football

Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015-16 Rennes (loan) 27 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 4
2016-17 Granada (loan) 26 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 2
2017-18 Chelsea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total Chelsea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

(Correct as of the start of the 2017-18 season)

Career honours

Contract

Jeremie signed a new deal in August 2017 which is set to run until the end of the 2019-20 season.

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