'He'll play at the top': Club captain raves about 18-year-old Chelsea loanee he plays with

Huddersfield Town captain Jonathan Hogg has stated that Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill will “play at the top” during his career.

Colwill, 18, is an exciting young talent that Chelsea sent out on loan for the first time this season.

The English defender has dropped down to the Championship with promotion chasers Huddersfield and has settled extremely quickly into first-team football.

He’d not played a minute of senior football before this campaign but has been bossing it in the second tier since leaving the academy at Cobham.

Huddersfield midfielder Hogg raved about the Chelsea-owned centre-back and current teammate in a press conference on Tuesday:

“Levi Colwill will go on to be a big talent – he’ll play at the top,” he said.

This praise comes shortly after a report from Football London last week claimed Chelsea’s academy are shocked to see how well Colwill’s been performing at The John Smith’s Stadium with Huddersfield.

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Big jump from Championship to Chelsea

Understandably, everyone within the Blues fanbase is excited about Colwill’s future.

The ball-playing centre-half is receiving very high praise from those around him, so he looks ready for bigger and better things next season.

A sensible suggestion may be giving the teenage defender a chance to develop in the Premier League, something which is working so well for the likes of Chelsea loanees Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja.

There may be a demand for Colwill to come into the squad next season, especially if there are several defensive exits like rumoured.

It should boil down to whether or not Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel thinks he’s ready in pre-season. For now, the youngster can only focus on continuing to improve his game up north.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.