Charlie Colkett

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Charlie Colkett
0Full Name Charlie Colkett
0Date of Birth 4 September 1996
0Place of Birth Newham, London
0Position Midfielder
0Chelsea career 2007 -
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Bristol Rovers (loan)
Swindon Town (loan)
Vitesse Arnhem (loan)

Charlie Colkett is a midfielder currently playing for Chelsea.


Pre-Chelsea career

Charlie has been with Chelsea since the Under-11 age group, when he arrived from Charlton Athletic.

Chelsea career

Charlie made his Under-18 debut as an Under-15 at the back end of the 2011-12 season. Working with the academy on a full-time basis a year early as an Under-16 in 2012-13, he made further strides and appearances including scoring goals home and away against Manchester City. Later in the same campaign he earned considerable praise for his displays in key stages of the NextGen Series and FA Youth Cup despite being amongst the youngest players in the squad.

A pre-season injury prevented him from any real involvement in the first half of the 2013-14 campaign, making just four starts and seven appearances in total before Christmas. He came on strong thereafter though and proved a talismanic figure in the road to FA Youth Cup glory, scoring in both Semi Final victories over Arsenal before providing two decisive assists in the last ten minutes of the Final against Fulham.

An Under-21 regular in 2014-15, he was also named as captain for the victorious 2014-15 FA Youth Cup campaign whilst also turning in several magnificent performances during the Under-19s' run to the 2014-15 UEFA Youth League trophy. Growing in stature both physically and tactically throughout the year, he finished on a high when he joined the first team for a post-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

He took on something of a leadership role in 2015-16 as one of the Under-21 team's more senior players, and he served as the captain for the ultimately successful 2015-16 UEFA Youth League campaign, scoring in the Semi Final against Anderlecht. Contract issues ran season-long in the background but he penned a three-year extension in April before being named in a first team matchday squad for the first time away to Swansea, being handed the number 41 shirt.

A loan to Bristol Rovers with Jake Clarke-Salter kicked off the 2016-17 season but, despite starting well at the club, he found himself out of the team approaching Chrismas. Chelsea took the decision to recall him and send him to Swindon Town for the second half of the campaign along with Fankaty Dabo and Islam Feruz where, although he played well, he wasn't able to help the club avoid relegation to League Two.

He joined Vitesse Arnhem in 2017-18 along with Mason Mount, Matt Miazga and Fankaty Dabo, earning Europa League playing time before an injury ended his season at the midway stage.


Charlie has been capped by England at every age level up to Under-20.

Career statistics

Youth and Development Football

Season Under-18 Euro U19 Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011-12 2 0 - - 0 0 2 0
2012-13 19 2 5 0 0 0 24 2
2013-14 23 7 0 0 1 0 24 7
2014-15 10 2 10 5 19 0 39 7
2015-16 - - 8 1 19 2 27 3
2016-17 - - 0 0 3 0 3 0
2017-18 - - - - 5 0 5 0
Total 54 11 23 6 47 2 124 19

First team

Club Season Prem FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2016-17 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 17 3
Swindon Town (loan) 2016-17 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Vitesse Arnhem (loan) 2017-18 6 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 11 0
Total 40 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 47 4

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2017-18 season)

Career honours


Charlie signed a new contract in April 2016 which is set to run until the end of the 2018-19 season.

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