- Kalidou Koulibaly made sure there was the presence of his family during his Chelsea debut on Saturday
- The Senegal defender had the photo of his mother and father on his shin guard as he dressed for his debut
- Kalidou Koulibaly joined London side Chelsea in the summer transfer window from Italian giants SSC Napoli
Kalidou Koulibaly has his family with him anytime he walks onto the pitch to play a game.
On his Chelsea debut, he made sure his parents weren't left out of the occasion as he had their photo on his shin guard.
In a photo posted on social media, the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations winner made sure the moment was special as his shin guard was captured with his mum and dad.
Koulibaly started and lasted 75 minutes of the 2022/23 English Premier League opener between Chelsea and Everton at the Goodison Park. The 31-year-old was replaced by fellow summer signing Marc Cucurella.
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Italian midfielder Jorginho's penalty on the stroke of half time earned the Blues a hard fought victory on Saturday.
Kalidou Koulibaly, who impressed on his Premier League debut, joined Chelsea from Napoli in the transfer window.
Jorginho scores winner as Chelsea beat Everton
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea put a troubled pre-season behind them to start their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win at Everton on Saturday thanks to Jorginho's penalty.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel warned last week that Chelsea were "not ready" for the new season after a gruelling tour of the United States, which included a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal, left his squad drained.
However, a new era at Stamford Bridge is picking up pace off the field with the signings of Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka in recent days joining new arrivals Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Koulibaly lashes out at Napoli president for African players comment
The outspoken Napoli owner vowed he will only permit the signing of African players at the Partenopei if they decline the chance of representing their nations at the Africa Cup of Nations.
However, his ill-informed stance has drawn widespread criticism, especially from stakeholders on the continent.