Report: Tuchel will check on emerging 18-year-old Chelsea talent next summer

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will reportedly take a look at youngster Levi Colwill next summer.

According to The Athletic, Blues manager Tuchel is going to check on the development of the 18-year-old in pre-season ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Athletic reporter Simon Johnson mentions the defender as someone that could come into the frame if players leave Stamford Bridge. For example, Antonio Rudiger is one of several Chelsea players out of contract at the end of the season and he’s reportedly “very upset” over contract negotiations that are currently failing.

Colwill is an upcoming talent that Chelsea decided to send out on a season-long loan with Huddersfield Town this year.

The teenage centre-back has been a regular starter for Championship side Huddersfield in the opening half of the season and is making a big impression in the second-tier.

He’s a ball-playing left-footer that will hope to be the next player from the Cobham academy to break into the first team.

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New-look Chelsea defence next year?

There is still time for players to extend their deals, but it’s worrying the amount of defenders currently at Stamford Bridge who are out of contract at the end of the season.

Rudiger, along with Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva, will be out of contract next summer.

Colwill’s an emerging talent that has the potential to be a Blues first teamer and should take confidence from Trevoh Chalobah’s breakthrough this season at the Bridge..

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.