Chelsea have been blessed over the last few years to have an array of wide players both on the pitch, as well as ready to come off it at any point. Today we look at one in the Academy who will undoubtedly be looking to make his mark on the club in the next few seasons.
George Nunn joined Chelsea Football Club from Crewe Alexandra back in March 2018, with the side receiving around £300,000 in compensation for the talented youngster. While he was yet to make an appearance for the senior side, he has been extremely impressive in their youth teams and had several other Premier League sides following him. Nunn recently signed a new contract at Chelsea back in March, with is aim being to “break into the first team” in the next couple of years.
A key theme of these players coming through the Chelsea Academy is their versatility. Once again, this is true with Nunn in that he can play both wide as well as through the middle up-front. At 5ft10″, his height would certainly make him a physically imposing winger but is also a significant contributor to why he’s able to score headers as the focal-point of his teams strike force. It’s this versatility that opens up so many different potential avenues into the first team, whilst there is seemingly good depth in both areas, his adaptability makes him a useful bench option.
Once again, Nunn appears to have the near perfect physical make up for a modern forward. As we know already, he’s relatively tall with potential to grow further. But, he’s also good a very good turn of pace on him and combined with his stamina, means he can continue to pose a threat even in the later stages of a game. Chelsea Football Club has seemingly been short on left-footed players in the past few years, with that being his stronger foot, could this be a void that Nunn fills?
So, whilst George Nunn may find himself in one of the most competitive positions across the entire club, this only means he will have to work harder to achieve his dream and that will be the exact type of mentality the club wants to instil in its youth players to the point where everything must be earned, with nothing handed out for free.