'Rudiger replacement': Some Chelsea fans wowed by teenage loanee's display last night

Chelsea supporters on social media looked very fondly upon Levi Colwill’s latest shining performance for Huddersfield Town.

Colwill was a starter in the Terriers’ 3-0 Championship victory over Blackpool last night.

He was a rock on the left side of defence, blocking, clearing and intercepting everything that came his way, as the statistics below will show.

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The teenager is now on seven appearances for the Yorkshiremen since leaving Chelsea on loan in the summer.

Perhaps uncoincidentally, Huddersfield have lost just once with the defender in attendance this season.

His most recent comprehensive exhibition had the Huddersfield fans standing with applause, as were the Blues fans behind their computer screens.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

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All Co-olwill

Compliments for Colwill have not just been contained for Tuesday’s league triumph.

Ever since he arrived from Stamford Bridge, he’s earned the respect of the Huddersfield family.

A 94th-minute winner against Sheffield United last month certainly aided his integration into the pack.

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Helping achieve successive clean sheets isn’t a bad way to make a name for yourself either.

Whilst Colwill was claiming the praise yesterday evening, another Chelsea starlet had to stand back in the shadows.

Dujon Sterling came on as a late, second-half substitute to make his Blackpool debut after departing the Blues in the previous transfer window.

Because injuries have halted the full-back’s progress for so long, it was just encouraging to see him out on the field, despite the result for the Seasiders.

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Hopefully from a Cobham perspective, both Sterling and Colwill can go on to have classy campaigns.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.