Chelsea defender Levi Colwill to be given first-team chance

Chelsea defender Levi Colwell will be given a chance to prove himself in the first team in pre-season amid interest from Premier League clubs.

The Chelsea centre-back is currently very admired at Huddersfield, and interest in the 19-year-old is growing.

to me 90 minutesEverton, Leicester and Southampton are showing interest in the defender, but they also report that he will be given a chance to prove himself against Thomas Tuchel in pre-season.

If Tuchel does not think he is ready for Chelsea’s first-team squad, it is likely that they will explore a loan deal for the defender, possibly to a Premier League club.

Colwell’s natural progression after doing well in the tournament would be to play for a side from the Premier League, but Chelsea may be a step too early for the young player.

However, if he proves himself to the coach, and with the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen out of his contract this summer, he could be a welcome addition to the squad.

The advantage Colwell has is that he is left-handed. In a three-point defense, having a left center back on the left side can be very useful, especially when building play from the defense.