Levi Colwill is 17 year old left sided center back who has been with Chelsea since he was just 9 years old. So far he has mainly featured in Chelsea’s u18’s side and made his u19’s debut last September in UEFA Youth League and also has represented England u17’s twice. Levi recently signed his first professional contract to keep him at the Bridge until 2023.
Chelsea have a wealth of young talent at the center back position with players such as: Marc Guehi, Daniel Simeu, Xavier Mbuyamba and Malang Sarr but Levi may just be the best of the bunch. Tall, athletic and a great passer of the ball Levi possess everything required to be a brilliant modern center back.
Although it is probably too early to make any comparisons to other players considering Levi is yet to play a professional game. In terms of play style and archetype. The two players I would compare Levi to would be Aymeric Laporte and Clement Lenglet. This isn’t just because he is left footed but also due to the fact he seems to play the game with his head rather than relying on his raw athletic ability. Which is surprising for a player at the age of only 17.
One of the main reasons I believe that Levi could have the best career out of all of Chelsea’s young center backs is the fact he is left footed. A left footed center back seems growingly pivotal in modern football with the growing number of teams choosing to play out from the back and having a left footer is key.
In conclusion Levi Colwill looks to be a great player for Chelsea’s future. Although it will probably be quite a few years before we see the young Englishmen as a first team regular at the bridge. Hopefully he can progress well in the youth teams this year and potentially earn himelf a loan in the Championship next season.