Chelsea youngster looking to clarify his role at the club
Levi Colwell has received an offer from Chelsea to extend his contract, according to the Evening Standard; however, the defender wants to hold discussions with Mauricio Pochettino before deciding on his future.
The 20-year-old has a long-term contract but wants clarity on his role in the team. His priority, therefore, is to strike up a conversation with Pochettino, who will start on July 3.
Colwell had an impressive loan spell with Brighton last season
Colwell enjoyed a successful loan spell at Brighton last season, where he excelled in the defensive third. The young talent recorded two assists in 17 appearances for the Seagulls during his time at Amex Stadium.
The England defender has averaged 0.5 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 2.2 clearances per game in the Premier League, and has been reliable and consistent at the back. In England’s top flight, he has a pass success rate of 88.6% (data from whoscored), and his ball distribution is also very accurate.
Will the youngster be included in the first team by Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino?
Levi Colwell possesses an impressive array of abilities that make him a promising talent in football. He showed solid defensive abilities, including strong tackles, smart positioning and the ability to read the game effectively. Colwell also showed composure in possession, good passing accuracy and the confidence to attack from the back.
In addition, he also showed excellent physical fitness and the ability to dominate the air with a height of 1.87 meters, which allows him to perform well in aerial confrontations and contribute to set pieces. With his skills and potential, Colwell will impact his career and contribute significantly to Chelsea’s success.
The Blues currently have a strong defensive lineup and Colwell, a talented player, does not want to be reduced to a substitute role. Pochettino has expressed admiration for Colwell’s defensive ability, making him a key figure in resolving the contract impasse.
However, the new Chelsea manager faces a difficult task of balancing the dynamics of Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiyashle, Wesley Fofana and Trevor Chalobah. Playing time demand, these men are eager to get regular first-team opportunities. In particular, Bhadiashler’s presence as a guard with similar traits could hinder Colwell’s path to significant minutes.
Brighton had previously made a £40m bid for Colwell, but it was rejected by Chelsea, suggesting the west London club value the young defender. The outcome of that situation remains uncertain and only time will reveal how Chelsea plan to address Colwell’s concerns at Stamford Bridge.