Chelsea fanatic Jacob Clement said he experienced “the best day of his life” on Saturday when he led the team out at the FA Cup final.

The 11-year-old from Borehamwood, who plays for Brady Maccabi Red, comes from a Chelsea-mad family [he’s a fifth-generation fan] – a lot of whom were at Wembley to see him walk out of the tunnel with club captain Gary Cahill.

He said: “Walking onto the pitch, I felt nervous but also excited. When lining up on the pitch, Cahill introduced me to the FA as “Little Man” I got two handshakes and it was the best day of my life!”

Having been on the mascot waiting list since he was five-years-old, he met the full Chelsea team, as well as ex-Arsenal and England player Ray Parlour.

He was joined at Wembley by his parents, sister, papa and grandma, while his other grandparents who were in Israel, found a local bar who specially showed the match for them.