John Terry has informed Chelsea supporters to anticipate great things from the most recent Cobham grad.
Last night at Stamford Bridge, the Blues easily defeated Middlesbrough 6-1, advancing them to the Carabao Cup final.
With a sophisticated performance that included two goals to bring his season total across all competitions to 13, Cole Palmer once again stole the show.
Mauricio Pochettino was allowed to rest several important players and make some last-minute changes for his team’s FA Cup fourth-round match against Aston Villa on Friday because his team had found their shooting boots.
Leo Castledine, a 19-year-old midfielder, was one of the people who benefited from the sudden and drastic adjustments.
Over the past year, Terry has worked intermittently with Chelsea’s academy players and believes the son of former Wimbledon star Stewart Castledine will have a promising future in the game.
The legend of Chelsea wrote on X, congratulating Leo. Chelsea supporters will adore him as well; he is a box magnet.
How many opportunities Castledine will get throughout the rest of the season is a mystery, especially as Chelsea is now having their best moment of yet another difficult campaign.
“It was a good outcome,” remarked Pochettino following the greatest victory of his Chelsea management career. “I believe that since the start of the season, we have improved.” Given the whole situation, we should be content because we are in a competitive environment. I believe that getting to the final was always our main goal.
“As I mentioned at the beginning of the season, there is a lot of work ahead of us—winning titles, winning games, scoring goals, playing, and developing a team that embodies the values of this organization.” It is tough to win even when your entire team is fit, but it is particularly challenging to compete day after day and try to win when 11 or 12 players are out of each and every game.
We are playing in the FA Cup on Friday against Aston Villa, a Premier League team, and it is Tuesday. We must put in the work and focus necessary to maximise player recuperation, especially considering the number of injured players.
I believe we were joking on Sky when I mentioned to your colleague that due to the game on Friday, “Yes, tomorrow at 6:30 or 6:45, we are going to be for sure on the training ground.” That is the situation, however occasionally we omit some of the conditions from our opinions or analyses.