Chelsea star confirms Pochettino is playing him out of position

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Levi Colwill has reflected on his season so far with Chelsea, as he continues to be a regular in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Colwill, who is naturally a centre back, has had to play as a left-back for Chelsea this season, due to injuries to Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella.

The 20-year-old hasn’t been exceptional at left-back, but he’s had some good games, and insists he’s still learning.

“Like the team, there have been ups and downs this season,” Colwill told the club’s official website of his season so far.

“Obviously, I’m playing in a different position – everyone knows I’m a centre-back – but I am trying to help the team and learn as much as I can to help me in the future.

“There have been good moments and I am happy to keep learning for the future when I return to centre-half.

“There have been a few things [which are different]. In terms of one-versus-one defending, as a full-back you’re very exposed to the winger. When you’re at centre-back, you have players around you and you can slow them down. So that has been tough.

“Sometimes the ball is switched so you have to get over to the winger as fast as possible, put the brakes on, and then you’re in a one-versus-one situation where you have to try to win the ball.

“Another thing would be where you receive the ball, as a lot of the time you receive the ball on the line. At centre-half, when I’ve got the ball, I’m in control of the situation and can break the lines and start attacks.

“As a full-back that’s harder, because you’ve got the winger ahead of you, the centre-half next to you, or the midfielder. Those are your options.”

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