Opinion: Essential summer season for Levi Colwill

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Chelsea defender Levi Colwill helped his loan club Huddersfield get to the Championship playoff finals last night, and he was once again pinnacle to the performance and result.

The 19-year-old has continued to prove his worth this season and a couple of fans I’ve spoken to believe that he is mirroring Reece James’ loan season with Wigan when he really pushed on and made a name for himself. Colwill is most certainly doing the same this season.

The summer is pinnacle for him now though and there will be some crucial decisions being made. James came back to Chelsea under a transfer ban, Colwill might have to fight against some shiny new signings. It’s so important that Chelsea get this decsion right for his development and his future because make no mistake, this lad is going to the top.

If Huddersfiled get promoted to the Premier League, perhaps another loan back there for Colwill will be a wise move, especially if Chelsea go and sign a few new defenders to replace the ones who are leaving this summer.

The bottom line is Colwill needs to continue playing regular football now so he can really push on, and if he can have that guaranteed at Chelsea then perfect, I am all for that, he is completely ready for Premier League football. But if he isn’t going to get that then he must go on a loan in a top European division, preferably the Premier League.

Chelsea must not mess this one up and must make a path for him into regular first team football at the club, whether that is this summer or next. Colwill is the real deal.

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