Paulo Ferreira impressed by 19-year-old Chelsea prospect this season

'A great season': Paulo Ferreira very impressed by 19-year-old Chelsea prospect, who's been out on loan

Paulo Ferreira has sent a message to Chelsea prospect Levi Colwill praising him for his performances out on loan with Huddersfield Town this season.

Colwill, 19, has just completed his debut campaign of first-team football, starring for Championship side Huddersfield.

Unfortunately, it ended on a sour note with Huddersfield’s 1-0 defeat at the weekend to Nottingham Forest in the play-off final. In addition, the Chelsea loanee netted an own goal to hand Forest a spot in the Premier League for next season.

England Under-21 defender Colwill should still be able to reflect on a year that’s been massive for his development, though.

The left-footed centre-back will now reportedly get his chance in pre-season to impress Blues manager Thomas Tuchel and force his way into the senior squad at Stamford Bridge.

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Ferreira message to Colwill

Colwill uploaded a post on Instagram in the aftermath of Huddersfield’s play-off defeat.

Interestingly, he received responses from the likes of ex-Chelsea player and former Blues coach Ferreira.

“Head up, Levi Colwill. What a great season,” Ferreira wrote.

Next Cobham generation

Let’s hope Chelsea’s next batch of talent from the academy is ready to break into the first-team squad next season.

Colwill, along with Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja, are Chelsea academy graduates that really impressed out on respective loans this campaign.

There’s now almost an expectation from supporters to see more talents emerge in the same vein as Reece James or Mason Mount.

However, each rising star should be judged on their own merit.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.