Once-promising Chelsea youngster, George Saville, has completed a permanent move to Molineux from the Londoners today. The 21-year-old, who signed on schoolboy terms for Chelsea and joined the Chelsea Academy in the Under-13 age group was part of the Chelsea Youth Squad who won the FA Youth Cup in 2009/10. The subsequent and following season he was an integral part of the reserve set up as they became national champions with a play-off victory against Blackburn Rovers.

Saville spend the first half of last season on loan to Brentford and, after impressing so well in his games for the Bees, the deal was extended to allow the midfielder to play for Brentford for the remainder of the campaign. The midfielder was pivotal in helping the Bees gain promotion from League One to the Championship, playing in 40 league games and scoring three goals whilst setting up five assists.

So far this season, in his spell with Wolverhampton, he has played in seven Championship games (428 minutes game time) and has shown that he is a high-volume, high-accuracy passer of the ball. In his game time so far, Saville has had 286 passing attempts (25 long/261 short) which gives him an average of 41 passes per game; his accuracy is also impressive with 17 accurate long passes from 25 attempts (68.0%) and 238 accurate short passes from 261 attempts (91.20%) with his overall accuracy being 89.20%.

Chelsea wish him luck on his travels into the Midlands but Wolverhampton fans will be chomping at the bit to gain such an accurate and high-volume passer of the ball.

 


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