'Impressive' 19-year-old Chelsea loanee should be buzzing with Graham Potter's appointment - TCC View
Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill should be really excited by the appointment of Graham Potter as the new head coach at Stamford Bridge.
The fast-paced football industry means that Chelsea have gone from one manager to another in the space of a couple of days.
Thomas Tuchel’s sacking was confirmed earlier this week in the aftermath of losing to Dinamo Zagreb, which is a decision that’s upset plenty of the fanbase.
However, there’s definitely some optimism around the fact the club have managed to prize 47-year-old Potter away from Brighton to name him as Tuchel’s successor.
With this weekend’s Premier League fixtures postponed to honour the life of Queen Elizabeth II, Chelsea supporters will have to wait to see their new manager unveiled with his first press conference since taking charge at his new club.
Colwill should be excited by Potter appointment
All eyes will be on the current playing squad at Chelsea to see how they fare under new management, but the large crop of players out on loan from the Bridge should be on alert as well.
Colwill, who’s a great young talent to rise through Chelsea’s academy at Cobham, should be buzzing with the managerial appointment at his parent club.
The 19-year-old defender is currently on a season-long loan with Premier League rivals Brighton.
Described as “very impressive” last month by Potter, Colwill’s already had the opportunity to work closely with Chelsea’s new boss.
The left-footed centre-back didn’t get long to learn from Potter after joining Brighton on loan at the start of August, but he’s clearly left a good impression on him.
Hope for next year
Colwill’s dream further down the line must be to get into the Chelsea first team, which perhaps will become more likely with the new manager.
For now, the English centre-half has to focus on breaking into the Brighton line-up.
There’s now going to be a forced change at the Amex Stadium following Potter’s exit, so it’s up for the Chelsea loanee to impress his successor.
He was excellent in a season-long loan at Huddersfield Town last year in the Championship, but this campaign is about making that step up to the top flight.