Graham Potter delivers major Levi Colwill verdict amid Chelsea loan decision

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Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill joined Brighton on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.

Brighton signed Chelsea talent Levi Colwill in the summer transfer window on a season-long loan deal when Graham Potter was in charge of the Seagulls.

Potter has now been appointed as the Blues’ new Head coach after signing a five-year deal to replace Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge. The decision to sack Tuchel came after tensions grew between the manager and Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly, with a defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night sealing the German’s fate.

The west London outfit spent more money than another other Premier League club in the summer and now Potter has a big task on his hand to chase down Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Colwill, who helped Huddersfield reach the Sky Bet Championship play-offs last season and is considered one of the brightest talents at Chelsea, was loaned out following the arrivals of Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly at Stamford Bridge.

After Brighton secured a loan deal for the 19-year-old defender, Potter admitted he has a ‘huge potential’ but now the English coach will not get the chance to work with the youngster after signing a deal to become Chelsea’s new Head coach, as per The Daily Mail. Following Colwill’s move to the Seagulls, Potter said: “He’s a young player with some really nice attributes, huge potential.

“He adds quality, he had a good loan last year at Huddersfield and he adds good competition for places. Obviously we’ve [Brighton] lost a left-sided defender so he comes in and adds support in that area.”Play Video

Potter clearly rates the youngster and would relish the chance to be able to develop him into a key player for Chelsea. The Blues could look to terminate Colwill’s loan if Brighton agree to the decision in January which would reinforce Potter’s defensive options and give the 19-year-old a chance to develop further under the English coach at Stamford Bridge with a busy second half of the season expected.

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