Chelsea defender, Levi Colwill, has caught the eye of manager Mauricio Pochettino with his impressive performances to kickstart the season.
20-year-old, Colwill, who returned to Chelsea after a loan spell at Brighton & Hove Albion, is making waves as a versatile player who can excel in various positions, including center-back and full-back.
A Bright Future Beckons for Levi Colwill
Levi Colwill has been a fixture in Chelsea’s starting lineup, featuring in all three Premier League fixtures. He also started in the Carabao Cup clash against AFC Wimbledon. Pochettino, in a recent statement, further lauded Colwill’s abilities, saying,
“He is a big talent, a player who can play in different positions, centre-back and full-back.… He is a great player.”
The manager’s confidence in Colwill’s versatility and character bodes well for the young player’s future with the club.
Roberto De Zerbi, Colwill’s former manager during his loan stint at Brighton, also commends his development, describing it as “fantastic”. With competition in Chelsea’s defense set to intensify when all center-backs return to full fitness, Colwill appears to be in Pochettino’s good books and likely to see more playing time.
Nottingham Forest Match
In their recent match 1-0 loss against Nottingham Forest, Chelsea displayed moments of brilliance but ultimately fell short. Forest capitalized on a defensive lapse to take the lead early in the second half through an Anthony Elanga strike, securing a victory.
However, Colwill continued to display his competence on the field. Playing out of position, he demonstrated the aggression that Pochettino values. Despite Forest taking the lead, Chelsea’s attacking prowess and Colwill’s performance were notable.
Gareth Southgate’s Confidence
England manager Gareth Southgate has recognized Colwill’s potential and called him up to the senior squad. Furthermore, Southgate emphasized Colwill’s defensive abilities and his composure with the ball, saying,
“He has the ability to defend the box well like any young defender… He’s got good physical attributes. He’s got speed and the ability to defend the box well.”
Nevertheless, Colwill’s rise from a loanee at Brighton to earning a call-up for the national team showcases his remarkable progress and the faith that both his club and country have in his abilities.
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