CHELSEA youngster Ben Elliott has been called up to represent Cameroon – having previously captained England Under 15s.

The star qualifies for both countries as he was born in England but has a Cameroonian parent.

Attacking midfielder Elliott is among Chelsea's most exciting youth prospects


Attacking midfielder Elliott is among Chelsea’s most exciting youth prospectsCredit: Rex

England could now miss out on a potential star of the future after the African country swooped for the 20-year-old.

Elliott is an attacking midfielder and among the most exciting young prospects playing at Chelsea.

He is now part of Cameroon‘s 34-man squad for the upcoming international break.

They have two matches against Namibia, home and then away five days later, as the pair scrap for African Cup of Nations qualifications.

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The matches are set to be Cameroon’s first games since their shock 1-0 victory over Brazil in the World Cup in a tournament which yielded encouraging results but also saw conflict within the squad.

Elliott will be hoping to feature as he looks for another milestone in his promising career.

He signed for Chelsea at the age of eight on a youth contract before singing a professional deal in November 2019.

Since the 2020/21 season he has been appearing with Chelsea U18s.


The next season saw early parts of Elliott’s campaign blighted by injury before he bounced back.

He has yet to make an appearance for Chelsea’s senior team.

But he will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of players like Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham who have all broken into the first-team ranks in recent years.

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