Charlie Webster: The Cobham Gem by Jack Ryan

Charlie Webster: The Cobham Gem by Jack Ryan

Full name: Charles Clive Webster

Country: England

Date of birth: 31/01/2004 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Kingston, England

Height: 175cm

Youth career: Chelsea

Current club: Chelsea/Chelsea U-21

Squad number: 41

Current national team: England U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2019 KDB Cup, UEFA Youth League, PL U18, PL2

Contract until: 31.06.2023

Player’s agent: CAA Stellar

Transfer rumours: PSV Eindhoven, Borussia Dortmund

Similar type of player: Luka Modric

Notable dates in Charlie Webster’s career:

– 2014 – joins the Chelsea youth academy

– 26/05/2019 – wins the MVP award of the prestigious KDB Cup

– 01/02/20 – makes his Premier League U-18 debut

– 06/10/20 – included in The Guardian’s list ‘Next Generation 2020: 20 of the best talents at Premier League clubs’

– 31/01/21 – signs his first professional contract with Chelsea

– 06/04/21 – makes his Premier League 2 debut

– 14/09/21 – makes his UEFA Youth League debut

– 07/10/21 – makes his England U-18 debut

– 16/11/21 – makes his England U-19 debut

– 22/12/21 – makes the first team bench for the first time

Strengths:

– passing 

– ball control 

– vision 

– tactical awareness 

– positional sense 

– dribbling 

– athleticism 

– first touch 

– tackling 

– playmaking 

Weaknesses:

No outstanding weaknesses.

Style of play:

– playmaker/deep-lying playmaker

– diverse arsenal of circulative and dynamic passing

– elite passing range and ability to ping

– strong scanner and can release the ball quickly at long targets

– great core strength utilized in duels and ball carrying

– capable of stepping in to circulate the ball and dictate play

– knowledge of triggers makes him an efficient ball winner

– capable of breaking lines and finding runners from deep

– powerful runner with long strides and quick burst

– clinical finisher capable of taking shots from range and on the volley

– makes intelligent penetrative runs into the box

– good in tight spaces comfortable receiving, shielding, and carrying the ball

Webster turns to his right and switches the play to put a runner through on goal.
On his second touch Webster slices a beautiful ball towards the right winger sparking an attack.
Webster creates a big chance after a superb counter-attacking run through the middle.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

KDB Cup 2019 MVP.

League summary (as for 11 January 2023):

PL2 22/23 (10 Apps, 3 Goals)

PL2 21/22 (14 Apps)

PL2 20/21 (2 Apps)

Description:

Webster’s skill set posses a high floor with big upside and should be a capable top-flight midfielder within a years time. His diverse passing arsenal and athletic profile lead many to believe he’s the next gem off the Cobham production line, previously churning out the likes of John Terry, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus Cheek, and Callum Hudson-Odoi

Potential: 9/10

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