Levi Colwill breaks silence on his uncertain future in Chelsea’s central defense
Chelsea defender Levi Colwill is a centre-half but has been playing at left-back this season.
With Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella still injured, you would expect Levi Colwill to stay there for the time being.
And speaking to Chelsea’s official website, the 20-year-old has now made it clear where he expects to play at Stamford Bridge in the long run.
Colwill has been a key player for Chelsea this season following his return from Brighton & Hove Albion.
The England international has made 23 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, playing at both left-back and centre-back.
Levi Colwill expects to return to central defence in the future
Colwill will just be grateful that he is getting minutes at his boyhood club, one of the biggest teams in football, but does expect to play in his preferred position going forward.
“There have been good moments and I am happy to keep learning for the future when I return to centre-half,” the Chelsea man said.
“There have been a few things [which are different]. In terms of one-versus-one defending, as a full-back you’re very exposed to the winger. When you’re at centre-back, you have players around you and you can slow them down. So that has been tough.”
Levi Colwill should return to central defence
Honestly, it would be a bit of a surprise if Colwill was fully converted into a left-back and probably a bit of a waste.
How many left-footed centre-backs are out there and as gifted as Colwill? Probably not many.
As well as that, while Chelsea fans will not be too worried about Colwill defending in the left-back position, going forward is a different story. Being a central defender, he does not necessarily possess the same kind of attacking flair that a lot of natural full-backs have these days.
When you consider all of the above, then, Colwill’s future at Chelsea has to be in central defence.