Report: Tuchel already planning on giving three Chelsea loanees their chance in pre-season
Chelsea loanees Conor Gallagher, Armando Broja and Levi Colwill will all reportedly be given a chance to impress in the club’s first team during pre-season.
There’s been a wave of players loaned out by the Blues during the 2021/22 campaign, but the aforementioned trio have arguably been the most spoken about.
Gallagher, who’s been shining at Crystal Palace and has even made a senior England debut, is a brilliant box-to-box midfielder. Elsewhere, centre-forward Broja has caught the eye at Premier League rivals Southampton.
Finally, centre-back Levi Colwill has been an important player in a Huddersfield Town side that have reached the Championship play-off final.
Chelsea loanees given a chance
According to the Evening Standard, 22-year-old Gallagher will immediately enter the senior squad at Stamford Bridge next season when he returns to Chelsea in the summer.
The report adds youngsters Broja and Colwill will be handed the chance to force their way into Thomas Tuchel’s plans during pre-season.
Broja, 20, is a hungry young striker that does look mature beyond his years. 19-year-old left-footed centre-back Colwill is looking like a seasoned veteran at times this season, too.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has admitted his side would love to sign Gallagher again next year after massively benefiting from his loan at Selhurst Park this season. Therefore, it’s going to be a big blow to Palace to hear he’s primed for a first-team promotion at Chelsea.
West Ham are linked with a potential summer move for Broja when he returns to the Bridge from his Southampton loan. It makes perfect sense for Chelsea to get a great look at him first, though.
Colwill is certainly the biggest unknown of the three players in question due to the fact he’s yet to play top-flight football, but his performances in the second tier have been very impressive.