Chelsea move was not great timing admits Graham Potter

Graham Potter moved to Stamford Bridge in September.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has made a positive start in London going unbeaten in his opening nine fixtures in charge of the Blues.

The 47-year-old left Brighton in early September in a move that Potter admits wasn’t perfectly timed, especially for Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill and former midfielder Billy Gilmour.

Both players joined the Seagulls during the summer but have only featured a combined total of 17 minutes this season.

“I think both knew their role, joining amid great competition but clearly, the timing of me leaving was not great for them,” said Potter.

“But that’s part of life and not something I should say sorry for, but I acknowledge that it is not great from their perspective. I said the timing is not ideal but in life sometimes the opportunities come up and come up at times that are not ideal.

“But they are both good young players with a bright future, at a good club, and with good people who look after them and we will see how they go.”

Potter returns to the AmEx Stadium for the first time since his departure when Chelsea face Brighton on on Saturday.

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