Izzy Brown’s Chelsea pedigree is clear to see at Huddersfield, says Noel Whelan

Izzy Brown’s Chelsea pedigree is clear to see at Huddersfield, says Noel Whelan

Noel Whelan believes that Izzy Brown‘s Chelsea pedigree is “obvious” to see at Huddersfield Town, as he continues to enjoy a fruitful loan spell in Yorkshire.

Brown spent the first half of the season on loan at Rotherham United, before being recalled by parent club Chelsea early last month. With the Millers struggling badly in the Championship, the 20-year-old made an immediate move to their Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield on the same day, as he looked to help their promotion push.

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The Terriers have been one of the surprise packages in the Championship this term, playing some fantastic football under David Wagner, and now stand a real chance of at least a play-off place at the end of the campaign. After beating Brighton & Hove Albion last Thursday, they recorded another victory in a Yorkshire derby on Sunday.

Huddersfield beat Leeds United 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium, with Brown grabbing the opening goal after 27 minutes. His overall display was excellent in the final third, earning praise from former Whites forward Whelan following the full-time whistle.

“I think he gave Town a bit more physicality and invention,” Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds (via Inside Futbol). “He is good in the air and on the deck and he is very intelligent – his Chelsea pedigree is obvious. His goal and the timing of his run was great.

“He came on and got straight into the game. He trusts his ability. Huddersfield play with an intensity and he’s a perfect fit for that.”

Brown has scored two goals and created two chances in four Championship appearances for Huddersfield this season, completing 80% of his take-ons, as they sit fourth on 55 points, one behind Reading in third.

Next up for them is an away clash at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, before taking on Rotherham at the New York Stadium.

Izzy Brown has won 38% of his average duels in the Championship this season.