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Chelsea handed Levi Colwill injury boost

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has been desperate for positive news amid an underwhelming start to his managerial career at Stamford Bridge.

After going down 1-0 to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, the Blues have received another ominous message, with Levi Colwill reportedly picking up an injury.

However, after undergoing further scans to understand the extent of the problem, the prodigious defender has passed fit to join the England national team during the international break, as per the Secret Scout.

Colwill has established himself as a permanent first-team fixture under Pochettino this season, featuring in every minute of Premier League action across the opening four matchdays.

Despite being played out of his preferred position, the 20-year-old has delivered decent performances as a left-back in the Argentine’s 3-5-2 system.

Chelsea went to great lengths to tie their homegrown defender to a new long-term contract in the summer, fending off several approaches from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Liverpool and Manchester City were also in the mix, but the Blues had no intention of letting their up-and-coming starlet leave following an outstanding season-long loan at the Amex Stadium last term.

After putting pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him in London until 2029, Colwill has put wild speculation over his future to bed.

Despite Chelsea’s struggle amid a severe injury crisis at the Bridge, he has received an international call-up as Gareth Southgate included him in his England squad for September’s international break.

Colwill will be part of the Three Lions squad to face Ukraine in 2024 European Championship qualifiers on September 9 and neighbours Scotland in a friendly clash three days later.

Southgate’s men have opened their qualifying Group C campaign with four consecutive wins, and they’re on the cusp of securing a place in next summer’s tournament.

England’s dominant run in the qualifying cycle may help the Chelsea youngster make his national team debut against the Ukrainians.

But even if he fails to take the field against his Blues teammate Mykhailo Mudryk, the following game against Scotland would be a perfect opportunity for Colwill to make his first senior appearance for his country.

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