Richard Olise: Chelsea & Nigeria fast rising defender closer to senior debut

Richard Olise, the new Chelsea & Nigeria fast rising defender is inching closer to a senior debut.


Nigeria right-back Richard Olise is one of the current fast rising Chelsea youth stars inching closer to the senior with an improvement run in the Premier League Youth Cup.


Olise who plays as a right-back for the Chelsea U18 youth setup has quickly accelerated his career and has since turned out as a regular in the team.


2020/2021 Stats for Richard Olise at Chelsea

Chelsea U18 Vs. Brighton U18 (2 – 3)


He started the game well in defence for Chelsea in the first but could not stop the visitors from scoring the equalizer after Wiggett had given the Young Blues an early goal in the third minute.


He was eventually substituted and was replaced by Josh Brooking in the 54th and Chelsea lost in the end to the visitors.

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During the 2019/2020 Premier League U17 Youth Cup against Reading FC, the defender played in the right wing-back and powered the team to victory.


In a bid to preserve his legs for the next crucial encounter, the manager of the side replaced Richard Olise with Josh Brooking.


The young promising defender who plays as a right-back for Chelsea is related to Michael Olise who plays for the EFL Championship side Reading FC who was closed to Nigeria switch.


He is Eligible to represent Nigeria through his parents.


2021/2022 season in focus

The young talented defenders could be on their way to play professionally with Chelsea’s senior team if he continues with his current form.


The blue side of London currently Coach by Thomas Tuchel has surprisingly turned a vulnerable Chelsea defence into a more rock-solid backline.


In a bid to strengthen his team for the upcountry, the German manager is expected to look inwards as well as heading for the market in search of quality defenders for the team.

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Richard Olise still has a brighter chance of breaking into the club’s professional setup if he continues with his current form.


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