Last night, Guus Hiddinnk decided to start with the young Brazilian and that selection has been inspired.
After just 39 seconds Kenedy had collected a pass from Eden Hazard, slipped past two defenders and hit a low-shot past Ruddy into the bottom corner, for his first Premier League goal.
The goal was the fastest Premier League goal of the season, with Kenedy now heading a top five that reads as thus:
• Kenedy – Chelsea -39 seconds
• Matt Ritchie – Bournemouth – 49 seconds
• Enner Valencia – West Ham – 53 seconds
• James Milner – Liverpool – 66 seconds
• Dele Alli – Spurs – 96 seconds