Four Chelsea players involved as England u18s, u19s and u20s all secure victories, Blues teenager scores winner

Four Chelsea players were in action yesterday as England’s Young Lions won across several age groups.

England secured victories at under-18, under-19 and under-20 level this week, which just highlights the exciting rising talent in the country.

Blues teenager Leo Castledine, 17, came off the bench to score a last-minute winner in a 1-0 win for England’s under-18s against the Netherlands. It was a superb low volley that he directed into the net from inside the box.

The attacking midfielder’s getting minutes across various age groups in Chelsea colours this season, so it’s exciting to see him make a mark on the international stage as well.

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Four Chelsea players in England action

Elsewhere, England’s under-19s team beat Montenegro 2-0 as part of the under-19 European Championship qualifying round.

Chelsea’s sole representative was 18-year-old Lewis Hall, who started in this contest.

He’s a versatile midfielder impressing in the Blues academy, so it’s no surprise that he actually got to make his first-team debut last season under Thomas Tuchel.

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Finally, England’s under-20s comprehensively beat Chile 3-0 as part of the Costa Calida Supercup tournament in Spain.

There were two Chelsea representatives involved on Wednesday for them, including £20million midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka.

Described as “talented” by Joe Cole, the 18-year-old’s a member of the Chelsea first-team squad that may be a future England star in the making. He’s still waiting to make his senior Blues debut since his summer arrival from Aston Villa, though.

Harvey Vale, who Chelsea loaned out to Hull City this season, is the final Blues-owned player to be involved yesterday. The 19-year-old was used as a second-half substitute for the final half an hour.

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