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Levi Colwill 'understands' why Chelsea appointed Graham Potter but isn't thinking about Blues future

Nick Emms

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Levi Colwill 'understands' why Chelsea appointed Graham Potter but isn't thinking about Blues future

Chelsea's on-loan defender Levi Colwill has discussed Graham Potter's Brighton departure but refused to be drawn into a conversation regarding his future at Stamford Bridge.

The defender departed on a season-long loan at Brighton in the summer.

The Seagulls were determined to sign him on a permanent deal but Chelsea held firm to deny that and send him for a season.

He is one of the Blues' most promising young defenders having come through the Cobham academy and impressed on loan at Huddersfield Town last campaign.

Levi Colwill in Chelsea training with Mason Mount. (Alamy)
Levi Colwill in Chelsea training with Mason Mount. (Alamy)

However, injuries in pre-season saw his game time in the United States tour affected and it was decided that a season away from Stamford Bridge would be beneficiary, with the Premier League the destination for the loan.

Potter was keen to bring him to Brighton during his time as manager on the south coast.

However, just weeks later the Englishman was named as the new Chelsea head coach, replacing Thomas Tuchel.

Now, Colwill has been asked about the decision of his former head coach, who he could link up with once again next season.

Speaking to Football Daily, he said: "It's life. It's football.

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"If a player gets an offer from a team that's also in the Champions League, in Europe, they're going to think about it.

"Graham got the opportunity and decided to take it. I can't say anything about that.

"I wish him well."

He continued to discuss his relationship with the new Chelsea boss, saying: "You could tell straight away on day one that he's such a big person to be around.

"Everyone respects him for what he's done on and off the pitch.

"You can tell that the levels were the highest they could be.

"I understand why Chelsea have gone for him."

Chelsea manager Graham Potter (centre) with assistant manager Billy Reid (centre) and Anthony Barry during a training session at Cobham Training Centre. (Alamy)
Chelsea manager Graham Potter (centre) with assistant manager Billy Reid (centre) and Anthony Barry during a training session at Cobham Training Centre. (Alamy)

Despite the praise, Coliwll refused to get dragged into discussions regarding his future and the potential of playing under Potter at Chelsea.

"To be honest I haven't thought about that.

"I can't think about what's going to happen in the future.

"I'm focused on Brighton and that's the only thing I can be."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Graham Potter, Football, Brighton And Hove Albion, Premier League

Nick Emms
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