Calum Chambers

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Calum Chambers is an English right-back who was born on 20th January 1995. The skilful Chambers can also perform in various other positions, including out wide, in central midfield, and at centre back. He played a starring role for the U18 side that finished 2nd in the Academy League during 2011/12. Chambers scored six goals during the season. His form didn't go unnoticed by the watching England scouts. He was a regular for the U17 national side during 2012, netting against France, Holland and Ukraine. In May 2012 it was announced that Chambers would be joining the first team setup at Southampton for the 2012/13 season.

Chambers spent much of the 2012/13 pre-season with the first team squad, and didn't disgrace himself in friendly matches. The Versatile youngster played in a variety of positions for the U21s throughout the campaign, before eventually settling on right-back. He made a brief unsuccessful comeback for the U18s in a disappointing Youth Cup defeat to Everton at St Marys in December 2012. He was one of the strongest performers during the second half of the campaign in the U21 Elite Group. He represented England at U19 level, scoring in a 1-0 win over Turkey in March 2013. Chambers caught the eye of Mauricio Pochettino, and was named as an unused substitute in the final day draw with Stoke in May 2013.

Chambers was promoted to the first-team on a permanent basis during the summer of 2013. He received plenty of playing-time after Nathaniel Clyne went down with an injury. He looked shaky at first, but gradually improved over the course of pre-season. Chambers stepped it up when it really mattered, putting in an accomplished showing at West Brom on the opening day. He lost his place in the starting eleven after an average display at Norwich in August 2013. Chambers returned in December, and was unlucky not to score against eventual champions Manchester City. He was preferred to Clyne for the most part during the winter months. He made a few mistakes, including one which led to a goal at Sunderland, but the good generally outweighed the bad. Chambers put in a very mature showing against Arsenal in January, looking strong at both ends of the pitch. He showed his attacking prowess again at Hull in February 2014. Chambers made way for Clyne for the final few matches of the 2013/14 season, but continued to lead by example as captain of England U19s.