Dortmund 1-1 Chelsea: 3 Blues talking points

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Chelsea, Levi Colwill
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Levi Colwill is a star in the making

The hype and excitement surrounding Chelsea’s young defender are immense, but he seems more than capable of living up to it. Chelsea has secured the 20-year-old with a contract that could last up to seven years, and they hope he becomes a central figure in their defense and team in the future. Colwill has earned recognition as one of the most thrilling young defenders in the Premier League, and Mauricio Pochettino holds significant aspirations for him in the upcoming seasons.

During the match against Dortmund, he showcased his defensive prowess by proactively dealing with danger and passing purposefully to keep Chelsea moving forward. Colwill, standing alongside Thiago Silva, displayed remarkable composure, seamlessly fitting in next to the Brazilian legend. While Silva remained steady, it was Colwill who truly stood out as the exceptional central defender. Despite his young age, he displayed great awareness, blocking runners and preventing potential threats to Chelsea’s goal.

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Pochettino’s pre-match challenge to Colwill was to prove his worth and secure a spot in Chelsea’s starting lineup for the season. Brighton & Hove Albion showed great eagerness to acquire him, and Liverpool was also on standby, ready to make a move if Chelsea decided to release him during this transfer window. After weeks of rumors, Chelsea successfully persuaded him to remain with the club, and Colwill was happy to have Poch as manager and finally puts pen to paper.