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Many English Starlets Could Be On Display When Newcastle Face Chelsea


With both Sean and Matty Longstaff likely to continue their midfield pairing at Chelsea on Saturday, the game could feature quite a few future England internationals.

Earlier in the week, England U-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd had this to say about 19-year-old Matty Longstaff:

“We are certainly aware of him. It’s a little bit early. There are one or two who have been at it for a period of time. That’s not to say he won’t get in because I’ve been to see him.

“Last week was brilliant – it was great to see and great for football I thought. The whole crowd connected with it.

“He’s up against some good players in Tom Davies, Joe Willock, Phil Foden, and Oliver Skipp. There is some talent there – it’s a tough area to break into.”

While Matty has yet to feature at any level for England, if he can push on from the Manchester United performance, he could have some international call-ups in his future.

Likewise, his older brother Sean has yet to feature at any level internationally. However, his performances last year put him on the radar for an England call-up. If he too continues to progress, an England cap could be forthcoming for the 21-year-old.

Chelsea feature a quartet of top young English talent in Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James, and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Twenty-two-year old striker Tammy Abraham has finally gotten his chance to shine at Chelsea this season. He has not let Chelsea manager Frank Lampard down. Abraham has scored 9 goals in his 11 appearances this term. His 8 Premier League goals are joint top with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

Tammy already has 3 caps for England. He’s undoubtedly going to get quite a few more before his playing days are over.

20-year-old midfielder Mason Mount, like Abraham, has broken into the Chelsea first-team with aplomb this season. After spending last season on loan with Derby, Mount has started every Premier League and Champions League match for Chelsea. He has contributed 4 goals and an assist over his 11 appearances.

Mount has appeared 4 times for the England team since his debut this past September. He, too, has a bright England future ahead of him.

19-year-old right-back Reece James was recently called up to the England U-21 side by Aidy Boothroyd. While on international duty, he picked up an ankle injury that has limited his appearances for Chelsea this season. His fitness will be assessed ahead of the Newcastle match on Saturday.

James is a Chelsea Academy product who was outstanding on loan at Wigan last season. He also looks to have a promising future for both Chelsea and England.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is another Chelsea Academy product who is about to burst into something special. The 18-year-old winger re-upped with Chelsea this summer after being linked with European giants like Bayern Munich.

An Achilles tendon injury suffered in April has stunted Hudson-Odoi’s progress, but he returned to the Chelsea team late last month. He made his England debut in March as a substitute against the Czech Republic in a 2020 Euro qualifier. He started the next match against Montenegro. Unfortunately, he suffered his serious injury just a month later.

This upcoming match could feature a few future England stars. With the potential of six future internationals taking the field on Saturday if each player reaches their vast potential.

We believe the Longstaff brothers will be able to hold their own against these Chelsea starlets.


45 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Robleenio from earlier thread …re: fever …

    think they got mixed up with Newcastle New South Wales at least its got a connection to us …
    Newcastle is a harbour city in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between NOBBY’S Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales. a tenuous link though…

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  • RobLeenio

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Ah, that must be it, Tom.

    While we’re on the subject of those colonials, “The 18-year-old winger re-upped with Chelsea this summer”

    What the Hell does that mean, Neil????

    😉

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  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #3

    ROB …

    i think it means he had a bad lunch and he re-upped it mate …

    😀

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  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #4

    jib from previous …
    Mark Wilson
    A Cumbrian sheep botherer…

    is that the same as a sheep sha..er …

    ;D

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  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #5

    😀 :D:D

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  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Munster
    R o I only
    The match is on Premier Sports

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  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Tom I was trying to be polite

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  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s Premier Sports 1 HD

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  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t like the guy
    He’s found a bandwagon to jump on
    Having said that – he makes some valid points
    https://twitter.com/FootballJOE/status/1183360932191363072

    1
  • Neil Harrison

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Ha!

    Re-upped is re-signed. Wasn’t quite sure if that was an Americanism or not.

    4
  • Pain in the Blog

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #11

    It is difficult to take any politician at face value but I think that Corbyn sounded like a football fan in that clip. He cares about grass roots football. And he hates MA as an employer. Good for him, I say even though the super-cynics and ultra-right wingers will disagree vehemently long before engaging any thought process.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #12

    The Wife…. sorry I must be mistaken. The way I understood it, Toon22 wrote an excessive amount of laughter and I presumed by the way everyone was talking that you deleted most of the laughter.

    Thanks for clearing it up, it did seem a bit strange why would u delete text, untill you cleared it up. I’m guessing you dont like me as you referenced everyone rather than the person who actually said it. Ces’t la vie!!

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  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Pain in the Blog @11

    Corbyn’s a long-time Arsenal who actually attends matches.

    That nasty piece of work, Priti Patel has been known to attend a gooner’s match or two but she’s done so as a guest of various bodies including climate change deniers) who’s interests she’s supported in Parliament.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #14

    The only politicians that are any good are young and new to the job, corruption and greed and selfishness eventuality get the better of EVERY politician.

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  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #15

    IrishRob
    You are in good company
    She doesn’t like me either
    🙁

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #16

    lesh
    Pain in the Blog @11
    Corbyn’s a long-time Arse….

    1
  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #17

    I couldn’t give a fúk what she thinks tbh Jib. But I was wrong so I’ll admit it.

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  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #18

    IrishRob

    ‘…I’m guessing you dont like me as you referenced everyone rather than the person who actually said it….’

    For heavens sake, divvent be si daft man. Do you honestly think The Wife’s got nowt better to do than make sure she’s name-checked everyone that’s referred to a particular post?

    Get a grip man or people’ll be thinking Mr Paranoid Baloney’s hiding behind your name.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Seems the wife is getting a “good handle” on the blogs trouble makers – really does not take much to get an impression of folk from their writings.

    Wifey – keep that swamp pump on tickover.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #20

    What a thoroughly unpleasant piece of work.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Lesh I’m the reason she wrote it clearly, so it would make sense to address the guy who questioned it. It doesn’t matter either way, it was just a throw away comment at the end, just to see was my hunch right.

    Dont make a big deal out of it, it’s all good.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail if everyone on here realised the levels you sink to day in and day out with your pretend stupidity and naivety and your constant misrepresentation of what people say just to sway peoples opinions, there would be no arguments who the real piece of shit is on here.

    Unfortunately only myself and a few others see through you’re nonsense. Call me what you like, at the end of the day it’s just honesty or an honesty of opinion, something you know NOTHING about.

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  • posada

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Is it three at the back or 5 at the back.
    Yes it can be defensive or attacking.
    Thing is though I don’t think you need to change the players.
    Against Man U Almiron when he played on the right was expected to track their left back if he got forward.
    Consequently Yedlin was playing very defensively.
    For me it was 5 at the back.

    You should be able to change in an instant. Tuck the wing backs in and defend or get them forward.
    Circumstances of a game may change if we go 1 nil down.

    Also the pace and threat of Yedlin and Willems can help you defend. Teams know they can’t take liberties. If you can’t hurt them they will be more inclined to bomb forward.

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  • posada

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Matty Longstaff and Sean as well.
    Need to get them onto a contract that reflects their potential.

    You can’t expect a lad on 40K a year to play regularly in the Prem.
    If he gets badly hurt he gets nowt out of his career.

    Like nearly happened with that Snodgrass tackle.
    Can’t expect them to go in 100% when that is the case.

    Charmless get it sorted.

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Mister Tuff
    Seems the wife is getting a “good handle” on the blogs trouble makers

    well said

    why don’t you form a vigilante group ?

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #26

    IrishRob,
    What made you think I was talking about you?

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Just the way you always write a smart comment like that after any message I’m particularly blunt in.

    Nice try though!! 🙂

    2
  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #28

    #25 rofl hahahaha!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #29

    When I was manager of Scarborough, took them from the fourth division to the PL 😉 when I came up against a PL team in the FA cup I used to play a 5-4-1, not to try and win but just not to get hammered, it mostly worked although I never scored a goal. If we play with Dummet Krafth and three CB’s we will be going there knowing that we will be getting less than 20% possession. Just need to sneak a goal.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #30

    posada,
    I’d agree with all that, a lot.

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  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #31

    jib – irish rob …

    i must be like two i asked the wife a couple of question never got a reply , guess you have to green to get a answer …

    😀

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #32

    I’m getting a little concerned aboot my TGS prediction for martoon’s yearly contest. I had Joelinton as TGS. Let’s see, errm projecting forward Joe may possibly have 2 goals by half season. And then if he really picks it up in the second half possibly 5 goals total? Will it be enough? Hmmmm….

    1
  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #33

    be green …

    1
  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #34

    I wouldn’t stress about it Tom.

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m hearing now that Joelinton isn’t really a striker and wasn’t bought to be such. So what is he then? A goal provider? How many assists does he have? None? One? Hmmm…… Not that I’m complaining but who is supposed to provide the goals we’ll need to survive?

    1
  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #36

    gawd i cant multi task , eat my tea and type at the same time …

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Whats for the tae Tom??

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  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #38

    irishrob …

    home made pizza fries with salad and cup of Java …

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  • hibbit

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #39
  • geordietom

    Oct 15, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Hibbit …

    i’d rather look at St James than crappy hi rise apartments any day of the week , if the build them its taking the look of NEWCASTLE away . lets hope they dont give them the go ahead to build …

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