CHELSEA youngster Levi Colwill has been promoted to the first-team squad until the end of the season following Andreas Christensen's injury.
The Denmark international limped off during the Blues' 2-1 win away at Manchester City on Saturday with a tendon problem.
And while the 25-year-old is expected to be fit to face the Citizens in the Champions League final on May 29, Colwill has been called up to deputise in his absence.
According to Goal, the 18-year-old centre-back has been drafted in to provide cover if needed.
Colwill has impressed for the Under-23s this term, having featured in 18 Premier League 2 matches.
The teenager has been a key player for Andy Myers' men as they finished as runners-up to Manchester City.
And the defender – who has featured for England's U17s – has featured in three EFL Trophy games this term.
He appeared in the clashes against Oxford, Bristol Rovers and Walsall where he started every game.
Colwill has been part of Chelsea's academy since the age of eight after joining after joining through the club's development centre programme.
The player's fine form was rewarded with a three-year contract which he signed on his 17th birthday in February 2023.
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As well as Colwill, boss Thomas Tuchel recently called up academy star Tino Livramento for the match against City at the Etihad.
The attacking full-back was an unused substitute as the Blues came back from behind thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso.
With Chelsea on the verge of securing Champions League football, as well as being in the finals of the European and FA Cup, Tuchel is set to be handed a new deal.
The German gaffer only signed an 18-month contract when he took over from Frank Lampard in January, but he is poised to be handed a three-year extension.
Chelsea have gone from conceding an average of 0.93 goals-per-game under Lampard in all competitions this season to just 0.44 under Tuchel.
Tuchel's men have also kept 18 clean sheets from his 25 games in charge.
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