Chelsea believe that their youngster Levi Colwill has the potential to grow into one of the world’s elite defenders.

That is according to a report from The Athletic.

They claim that Chelsea are ‘convinced’ Levi Colwill, 20, is going to become one of the best centre-backs in the game.

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The Athletic claimed this week that Colwill has now agreed a new six-year contract with Chelsea.

The young centre-back looks set to commit his long-term future at Stamford Bridge, which we expect will be greeted with loud cheers from the Blues fanbase.

He’s been integrated into Mauricio Pochettino’s squad during pre-season after a successful loan at Brighton last year.

Now, Colwill is set for the opportunity to try break into the Blues starting line-up and become the next major success story from the academy ranks.

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We are certain Colwill is currently one of the world’s best young defenders. His performances for Brighton, accompanied by his role in England winning the Under-21s Euros this summer, is proof of his huge talent.

The left-footed centre-back should be able to slot straight into the team and make an impact.

He’s got the pace and physical attributes of a top player, plus a stunning passing range and composure on the ball.

It’ll be a new kind of pressure playing at Stamford Bridge every week and there’s no guarantee with anyone, but Colwill looks ready to shine in Chelsea colours for a long, long time.

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