Report: Chelsea academy shocked at how well 'fantastic' 18-year-old is playing out on loan

Many within Chelsea’s academy are reportedly in “shock” at how well Levi Colwill is doing out on loan this season.

Colwill, 18, is yet another exciting talent to come through the youth system at Cobham.

The teenage defender is currently enjoying his first taste of senior football with Huddersfield Town, who are fifth in the Championship table right now inside the play-off positions.

According to Football London, people inside Chelsea’s academy are surprised with how effortlessly he’s taken to first-team football.

Colwill’s season-long loan move to Huddersfield is turning into a masterstroke, so it’ll be interesting to see if he comes into the thoughts of Blues manager Thomas Tuchel next season at Stamford Bridge.

The ball-playing centre-back is yet to make a first-team debut for boyhood club Chelsea. However, all the signs are that he’s ready to play Premier League football in some capacity in the near future.

Research group CIES Football Observatory rank him among the top-rated Under-20 centre-backs outside Europe’s top five leagues.

In addition, he’s been called “fantastic” earlier in the season by current teammate Tom Lees.

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Chelsea may have another Chalobah

Chelsea youngster Trevoh Chalobah, 22, was the latest academy graduate to break into the first-team squad this season after developing his game out on loan.

It’s mad to think Colwill’s being spoken about by some Blues fans as a senior option for next season when he’s only played six months of first-team football.

Chalobah hasn’t looked back since given an opportunity by Tuchel to impress in his side.

The versatile defender is now an important part of the Blues backline, which may need reinforcing unless the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen all sign new contracts.

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