‘I can play as a left-back and drive forward with the ball’ — Young Chelsea player tells club

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Chelsea are currently short of quality options in the left wing-back role, since the injury to Ben Chilwell.

Chilwell has been out since November, and his injury has coincided with a loss of form for the club. The 24-year-old has been ruled out until the end of the season, and many believe that his absence has been a big blow for the team.

Marcos Alonso hasn’t been able to provide enough quality on the left, and Chelsea lack options as cover.

18-year-old centre-back Levi Colwill, has revealed that he is able to play as a left-back. The young Chelsea defender is currently on loan with Huddersfield, and has excelled playing on the left of Huddersfield Town’s back three this season, after joining the Championship side on loan.

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“Growing up I was a left-back so I’ve always had that attacking side, driving forward with the ball and then that experience as a centre-half has helped my defensive side,” said the 18-year-old in an interview with the club website.

“When I was younger and I played in a new position, I didn’t really like it because I didn’t understand it, but now I can see how it can help me get into a team.

“If our left-back is injured then I can fill in if needed so it brings a lot and it gives you a chance that you might not get if you only played one position.

“I’m happy I experienced that and I’m happy Chelsea did that for me when I was younger because it’s helped a lot now.”

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