'This guy is it': Some Chelsea fans wowed after their 18-year-old scores in 2-0 win for his country yesterday

Chelsea supporters on social media were pretty much all in unison whilst praising Levi Colwill’s latest international display.

Colwill captained England Under-19s last night for the second time in three matches, leading the side to a 2-0 victory over Sweden.

The 18-year-old also added his name to the scoresheet, doubling the Three Lions lead not long after the hour mark.

Love for Levi

For club and country, the teenager has been impressing fans in two opposite ends of the country, plus quite a few in-between.

Those of a Huddersfield Town persuasion have loved watching the Chelsea loanee strut his stuff in the Championship each week.

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Meanwhile, those back at Stamford Bridge will already be formulating plans of building their future group around Colwill.

Especially after watching snippets of his recent performance away with the junior national team.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:


Rudiger’s replacement?

As seen in his mini-highlight real, Colwill can certainly pass a ball.

Those raking diagonal pick-outs can be such an invaluable weapon when trying to break down an opponent.

He also demonstrated some nifty footwork by knocking it past the Swedish player and delivering a cross.

Both are traits that make Antonio Rudiger such a revered figure in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

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The German is not only a controlling centre-back, but he loves to drive forward and instigate attacks.

A tactic that could well be lost if Rudiger’s contract situation cannot be resolved before the New Year.

Next in line

The window of opportunity continues to close by the day; therefore, the Chelsea board need to act fast if they’re to avoid losing their vital defender.

Of course, the Blues could turn to one of their own as a direct debutant for the potentially departed player.

Colwill has played on the left of a back three for England and Huddersfield, with the added bonus of being left-footed.

Yet, the reported interest in Fenerbahce’s Attila Szalai – another left-footed centre-half– might be bad news for the Cobham academy graduate.  

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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.