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|Full Name||George Alan Saville|
|Date of Birth||1 June 1993|
|Place of Birth||Camberley, Surrey, England|
|Chelsea career||2004 -|
George Saville (born 1 June 1993 in Camberley, Surrey, England) is a defender or midfielder who currently plays for Chelsea's Under-21 team.
George came to Chelsea as an 11 year-old in 2004 when Brendan Rodgers joined the club from Reading. Rodgers brought a number of players over with him, including George and his older brother Jack Saville.
George made his way through to the Under-16s and impressed at left-back despite his diminutive stature. By the time his scholarship came around he had shot up to a decent height, and is now comfortably amongst the taller players in the squad.
Unexpectedly, and perhaps as a consequence of a proliferation of left-back options, George played pretty much all of his football in 2009-10 in an anchor role in defensive midfield. Whilst perhaps not of ideal stature for the role, he dislayed good intelligence, composure and touch in breaking up play and keeping it simple.
He was rewarded for his development with a professional contract in July 2010, and was a growing presence in the Under-18 team (often at centre-back), whilst making the step-up to the reserve team squad. Towards the end of the campaign he became a feature for Steve Holland on the way to winning the national Reserve League title, and under Dermot Drummy in 2011-12 George was a regular part of the team in both defensive and midfield capacities; often lining up at centre-back.
In 2012-13, he became a mainstay of the Under-21 squad, playing in a versatile midfield capacity and scoring twice away to Crystal Palace to double his previous tally in Chelsea colours. After impressing in the NextGen Series victory away to Barcelona, and having been named on the first team bench on occasion, he was loaned out to Championship side Millwall for the final months of the season. Unfortunately though, he only earned three appearances during his stay and returned at the end of the season not much better for the experience.
George has been called up to the England Under-16 squad on one occasion and the England Under-18 squad as an injury replacement, but remains uncapped.
Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football
Senior Club Football
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(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2012-13 season)
George signed a long-term contract in December 2011 which will take him through to the end of the 2014-15 season.