“I don’t quite understand” – Journalist questions one key Pochettino tactical decision

There are many things being questioned at Chelsea right now, whether it’s tactical decisions on the pitch, the amount of injuries they have, the recruitment strategy of the new owners, or whether the players are up to the task.

Everyone wants to seek answers as to why Chelsea have not been getting the results they want and need during the first six games of this new Premier League season. Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking about how he believes they have deserved better results than what they have had so far this season, but even he is doing some questionable things.

One of them is playing Levi Colwill, a very good centre back, in a more uncomfortable position of left back.

Even level-headed journalist Ben Jacobs has been questioning this in his latest exclusive and extensive Chelsea FC column for SPTC this week.

Jacobs, like pretty much every Chelsea fan, believes Colwill needs to be playing as a centre back!

He said: “It’s easy to be an armchair tactician, especially when things aren’t going to plan. But I must say I don’t quite understand why Levi Colwill is playing at left-back. Colwill was outstanding at centre-back for Brighton and England Under-21s. And Chelsea never entertained a sale this summer because they know he can become, as Pochettino himself put it, “one of the greatest centre-backs in England”… ‘centre-back’ being the key word.

“Colwill, meanwhile, signed a new long-term deal with a clear pathway in mind and one eye on a starting spot for England at Euro 2024. Yet he’s playing out of position.”

One thought on ““I don’t quite understand” – Journalist questions one key Pochettino tactical decision

  1. Yeah, it’s hard to even come up with a decent theory as to why Colwill gets the nod when we’ve got a left back in Ben Chilwell that most clubs would kill for. The only explanation I can imagine (and it’s a slightly weird one) is that, with so many injuries, Poch feels he has insufficient cover at left wing and that (as we’ve seen several times now) Chilwell has to be available to plug in there either as a substitute for Mudryk or an outright starter.

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