Chelsea’s early season struggles continue, but there are also some very positive signs.
Ben Jacobs has covered it all, especially the positives, in his latest exclusive and extensive Chelsea FC column for SPTC today. He also delivers some very positive transfer news on Reece James and Ivan Toney, especially if you’re a Chelsea fan and like both of those players!
EXCL: Reece James is viewed as untouchable right now. James is committed to Chelsea and Chelsea won’t consider a sale.
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) September 18, 2023
But as we know, it’s certainly not all flowers and sunshine right now either, just as it isn’t all doom and gloom, and Jacobs covers it all perfectly.
One bit that he hones in on though is that certain players are still being played out of position by Mauricio Pochettino and there is one in particular that puzzles Jacobs.
Levi Colwill is still being asked to play as a left back this season when he is naturally a centre back. And this brings restrictions and also, does not bring the best out of Colwill.
Jacobs said: “I also don’t understand why Levi Colwill is being used as left-back. He was a standout left-sided centre-back for Brighton last season, and shone in the Under-21 Euros for England as well. Ben Chilwell should in my view be being utilised as left-back and not asked to play in a more advanced position.”