Levi Colwill, the revelation that already amazes England


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This is a new promise that is already making our English friends salivate. His name: Levi Colwill. Aged 19, the young central defender is hatching in the eyes of England. Loaned by Chelsea to Brighton this season, the one who has never played with the first team of his training club impresses in the ranks of the Seagulls, under the leadership of Roberto De Zerbi. Loaned to Huddersfield Town, in the Championship, to go hard during the 2021-2022 financial year, the native of Southampton had already made a strong impression for his discovery of the professional world (32 games, 2 goals, 1 assist).

It was therefore time for confirmation last summer, when Chelsea decided to loan their young talent to Brighton. Everything did not go well for Levi Colwill in the first part of the season, since he had to settle for two meager appearances in the Premier League, in addition to being aligned in the Carabao Cup. But since November 13, the English international hopefuls (2 caps) has made his mark in the well-oiled collective of Brighton. Already decisive on the lawn of Arsenal in the League Cup (3-1, November 9), Colwill has not left the starting XI since, chaining 8 starts (including 5 in the Premier League).

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Colwill impresses in his first season in the Premier League

While Chelsea are struggling in the league with Graham Potter, the former coach of Levi Colwill on the side of the AMEX Stadium, London fans have recently wondered why management did not keep their young hopeful in their ranks this season. Very good in duels, fast enough for his height (1.87m) and endowed with a good quality of recovery, including in the long game, he has all the paraphernalia to succeed at the highest level, and in particular in England.

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In recent games, he is also the one who makes the ball progress the best on the field, thanks to his passing quality. ” He is improving a lotwelcomed Roberto De Zerbi at the start of the year about Brighton’s No. 6. I’m really happy with him, he’s a very good guy. He has big, big potential. I think he can play better, he is playing at around 60% of his potential and I want to give him more confidence and peace of mind. But game after game he is playing better. »

Southgate is already thinking of him with the Three Lions

It is therefore no coincidence that, as revealed The AthleticGareth Southgate plans to call him for the English team for the first time next March, for the matches against Italy and Ukraine in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Recent performances have impressed the coach of the Three Lions and his staff, who seem ready to trust him and inject fresh blood into England.

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The media also assures that Levi Colwill is part of the plans of Chelsea, who have no intention of selling him, while he has a current contract until 2025. And this despite the fact that the Blues have not recruited less than 3 exchanges in the last 5 months (Fofana, Koulibaly and Badiashile). By then, Colwill will have the opportunity to quietly confirm, far from the doldrums of Stamford Bridge, all the hopes placed in him.

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