'He's something else': Levi Colwill says Chelsea have another 'remarkable' young prospect in their ranks

Levi Colwill certainly didn’t play down the abilities of fellow Chelsea academy graduate Tino Anjorin.

Whilst speaking to The Athletic, Colwill played promoter for his current Huddersfield Town co-worker, who has largely been out of the public eye recently.

Anjorin moved to the Championship side on loan in January, following a failed spell at Lokomotiv Moscow.

The 20-year-old started relatively brightly in Russia, scoring on his second appearance against Marseille in the Europa League.

However, a broken metatarsal swiftly put a stop to life at Lokomotiv after just a few months away from the confines of Cobham.

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He then returned to Chelsea for his recovery, thus ending ties with the team hailing from Moscow.

But the injury did not completely derail the versatile midfielder’s season.

On the final day of the winter transfer window, Huddersfield announced they had snapped up Anjorin for the remainder of the campaign.

Whilst yet to start a game for the Terriers, at least the player is back on his feet and kicking a ball again.

In the most recent league fixture away to Coventry, he came off the bench and scored what turned out to be the winner.

Colwill compliments Anjorin

Evidently, there are numerous benefits to playing in England’s second division.

Just ask Colwill, who has more than impressed throughout his loan stint with Huddersfield.

Clearly, the teenager’s new club colleague has also left a decent impression on the camp.  

“He is something else,” Colwill said whilst talking about Anjorin’s impact against Coventry.

“When he came on he changed the game. His presence is remarkable.

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“When he gets on it and turns, no one can stop him with his power. They were trying to foul him but they couldn’t get near him. We need that.

“It has definitely helped to have him around We are good mates. We bonded straight away with each other again.

“It’s good to have another player from Chelsea around me.

“I also have another ex-Chelsea academy player here, Jon Russell. It helps me feel more comfortable in the team.”

Will Colwill and Tino stick with Town?

Both of the boys born into blue could potentially face their parent employers next year.

That victory on Saturday took Huddersfield town one step closer to reaching the play-offs.

With only three matches remaining, Carlos Corberan’s men need to win twice to guarantee at least fourth place.

Manage that and they will only be a few strides away from the most lucrative fixture in domestic football.

Reach the promised land of the Premier League and Corberan might want to keep hold of the crop that got him there.

This includes Colwill and Anjorin, who may also be eager to stick around The John Smith’s Stadium for another term, permitted they get through the playoffs.

Then Chelsea would have a real fight on their hands to reclaim the two talented individuals.

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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.