Chelsea star drops exit hint as he CELEBRATES Man Utd’s destruction of Blues

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 26 May 2023 07:48 BST
  • 3 min read
Levi Colwill, Billy Gilmour, Conor Gallagher, 2022/23

Chelsea’s Levi Colwill has suffered a backlash from Blues supporters due to an image that he posted on social media as the Stamford Bridge side were being crushed 4-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Colwill is on loan at Brighton this season and has previously discussed his desire to remain with the Seagulls.

Chelsea, though, rate the 20-year-old highly and are eager for him to be a part of their project going forward.

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Given the manner in which Frank Lampard’s defence capitulated during Thursday’s defeat at Old Trafford, the youngster would be welcomed with open arms – but it appears that he has his mind fixed on Brighton.

Asked on Twitter how his evening was going on as Chelsea were outplayed at Old Trafford, Colwill responded with a picture captioned: ‘Brilliant!!!!!’

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Colwill joined by Gimlour

The defender was clearly celebrating Brighton’s qualification to the Europa League, with an image of what appears a glass of wine and a cocktail beside him.

Adding to Chelsea’s embarrassment was the fact that he was pictured with another academy product in the form of Billy Gilmour – someone that many fans believe should not have left after starring for Brighton in recent weeks.

Levi Colwill's controversial Twitter post

Levi Colwill's controversial Twitter post

While Gilmour is a Brighton player permanently after being signed by Graham Potter last summer, Colwill is clearly pushing to join him.

“Brighton have done a lot for me. They put their trust in me when others didn’t and I’m a person that loves to repay that. We’ll see. I don’t know what is going to happen [at Chelsea],” he told the Athletic.

“It's been amazing - every part, on the pitch, off the pitch. I've learnt so many things. I've grown, not just only as a player, but as a man too, and I think it's due to the manager and the players. I've just loved every minute of it.”

Chelsea supporters have been left fuming at the post.

“This guy might be worse than Mount,” one claimed and another described it as a "violation".

Another said: “Kid you think you are prime Maldini? Who are you to disrespect the club that took care of you since you were a little kid? We have better options in LCB now and in the future anyway.”

Colwill has played 16 times in the Premier League for Brighton – and it appears he wants to play many more.