‘This guy is it’:
Chelsea supporters on social media were pretty much all in unison whilst praising Levi Colwill’s latest international display.
Colwill captained England Under-19s last night for the second time in three matches, leading the side to a 2-0 victory over Sweden.
The 18-year-old also added his name to the scoresheet, doubling the Three Lions lead not long after the hour mark.
Love for Levi
For club and country, the teenager has been impressing fans in two opposite ends of the country, plus quite a few in-between.
Those of a Huddersfield Town persuasion have loved watching the Chelsea loanee strut his stuff in the Championship each week.
Meanwhile, those back at Stamford Bridge will already be formulating plans of building their future group around Colwill.
Especially after watching snippets of his recent performance away with the junior national team.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
What a player – I think the clubs decision to sell Tomori & Guehi speaks volumes of the path envisaged for Colwill into the first team— finn (@finnw34) November 16, 2021
As seen in his mini-highlight real, Colwill can certainly pass a ball.
Those raking diagonal pick-outs can be such an invaluable weapon when trying to break down an opponent.
He also demonstrated some nifty footwork by knocking it past the Swedish player and delivering a cross.
Both are traits that make Antonio Rudiger such a revered figure in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
The German is not only a controlling centre-back, but he loves to drive forward and instigate attacks.
A tactic that could well be lost if Rudiger’s contract situation cannot be resolved before the New Year.
Next in line
The window of opportunity continues to close by the day; therefore, the Chelsea board need to act fast if they’re to avoid losing their vital defender.
Of course, the Blues could turn to one of their own as a direct debutant for the potentially departed player.
Colwill has played on the left of a back three for England and Huddersfield, with the added bonus of being left-footed.
Yet, the reported interest in Fenerbahce’s Attila Szalai – another left-footed centre-half– might be bad news for the Cobham academy graduate.