Friday, September 29, 2023

Moises Caicedo got me out of trouble many times and will be one of the world’s best at Chelsea

Chelsea star Levi Colwill has insisted Moises Caicedo is worth every penny after signing for a record fee from Brighton this summer.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Colwill has insisted that Caicedo will become one of the best players in the world at Chelsea.

Colwill knows Caicedo well from their time together at BrightonGetty

Caicedo has since signed for Chelsea for £115millionGetty

The two played together at Brighton last season after the defender was loaned to the Amex Stadium while he admitted the Ecuador international saved his bacon on numerous occasions.

He told talkSPORT’s Hugh Woozencroft: “I think anyone that watched him last season knows how good of a player he is.

“In my opinion, he was worth every pound that was spent on him.

“I think he is going to be one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and the world.

“I don’t doubt that. Playing with him last season you just rely on him.

“Even when I know I have made a mistake, I have always known he is there to cover me in midfield.

“Some of the passes I gave to him were terrible and he still saved me and made me look good!

“Yeah, he is a very good player and him in this team alongside the other amazing players we have got, it is going to work well. Yeah, I am happy he is here.”

Colwill admitted that Caicedo has saved him several times alreadyGetty

Colwill is a key player under PochettinoGetty

Chelsea shocked the footballing world after bringing in Caicedo from Brighton for a Premier League record £115million.

Despite late interest from Liverpool, the 21-year-old opted to move to Stamford Bridge.

Eyebrows were certainly raised over the mammoth fee, especially after a difficult debut where the midfielder gave away a penalty in a 3-1 loss to West Ham on Sunday.

Chelsea face Luton Town next in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Friday night where Caicedo looks set to start.

His fellow midfield arrival Romeo Lavia is yet to make his debut for Mauricio Pochettino’s side and did not make the bench for Sunday’s clash.

Meanwhile, Conor Gallagher’s future remains up in the air despite appearing in both of Chelsea’s opening games in the Premier League this season.

West Ham and Tottenham are keen on the England international, who could cost as much as £50m.

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