None of us really know how the new Chelsea owners are going to come in and operate until we see them in action. But one thing is pretty clear, and that is that we’re highly unlikely to see an approach like Roman Abramovich’s.
All three final bidders to buy Chelsea are likely to go down the self-sustaining route and that means we need to make smart purchases and smart decisions going forward and that’s great news for the Blues academy and the youngsters on loan.
There are a number of players in the academy and on loan that could and likely will return to this squad over the summer to fill it up and fill in gaps and potentially improve the squad absolutely.
And I really believe that when Levi Colwill comes back he will improve our squad and could save our new owners a bit of money too. It would be the definition of an “intelligent decision”.
With the defenders we’re going to lose this summer with Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen all but confirmed and possibly Cesar Azpilicueta, we’ll probably need at least two new defenders.
Colwill may be one of them. He wouldn’t just fill a gap; I really have a feeling he would lay claim to a regular place. Of course he’s inexperienced and needs to prove he can make it in the Premier League and Chelsea senior team, but he absolutely has the quality and the mentality to make it at Chelsea this summer, I have no doubts.
He already plays with so much maturity and has a very high ceiling. I wouldn’t have any qualms about him starting for us now. Not only is he another promising youngster from the academy, I think he can reach the level and follow the path of the likes of Reece James and Mason Mount and have a similar impact.