'A lot of potential': Chelsea told they have future England star on their books by club coach

Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill has been brandished a future gem of the England national team by Huddersfield Town manager Carlos Corberan.

As quoted by the Yorkshire Post, Corberan complimented Colwill to the highest degree whilst commenting on the player’s career potential.

Very Co-olwill indeed

The teenager is enjoying life away from Stamford Bridge this season, following his move to the John Smith’s Stadium in the summer.

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He has made 11 appearances for the Championship side, aiding their potential promotion push.

Few would’ve guessed this is defender’s first taste of senior football, having only previously played within Chelsea’s youth teams.

Colwill’s maturity defies what it reads on his birth certificate.

Huddersfield fans have warmed to the centre-back extremely well.

An affection shared by the Terriers’ coach.

“He’s a very young player with a lot of things he is doing fantastically, and other things he needs to continue improving,” said Corberan.

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“I think he’s going to be one of the most important centre-backs for this country in the future.

“I am seeing a player with a lot of potential and a lot of personality.

“The demands are always greater when you step up a level but I am seeing him develop in a very good way.

 “I am watching a player with a fast-growing development.”

Levi looking to the stars

Certainly a bold prediction from Corberan, but one that Colwill could easily fulfill.

Tipped by some to follow in John Terry’s footsteps, the 18-year-old has plenty going for him right now.

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He would’ve featured for England Under-21s in the latest international break had it not been for injury.

And there is a chance – albeit a slim one – Colwill could be playing for Chelsea next term.

The Blues are facing an uncertain situation in regards to several of their senior centre-backs.

Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva all run of contract in June 2022.

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There is every likelihood that at least one will leave, meaning a space should open up in Thomas Tuchel’s defence.

Unless they spend big on a new recruit, Chelsea could save some cash by giving Colwill a chance in the top flight.

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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.