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“We will help them realise” – Levi Colwill sends dressing room warning to Chelsea teammates ahead of Spurs clash



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Levi Colwill has sent a rallying message to his Chelsea teammates ahead of their Premier League clash against Spurs.

It will be the first time Colwill has come up against Tottenham in the first-team for Chelsea. However, it’s not a fixture that is new to him after his days coming through the academy ranks at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea travel across the capital on Monday night as Mauricio Pochettino returns to north London for the first time since he was sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy back in November 2019.

A lot is on the line for both sets of players, managers and fans, and Chelsea will be hoping to come out with the bragging rights and three points when referee Michael Oliver blows the full-time whistle.

“We had the best rivalry with Tottenham growing up,” Colwill told the official Chelsea website ahead of the London derby.

“I can’t really remember if they ever beat us. Playing against them home or away, we knew it was going to be a fight and we really enjoyed it.

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“I remember once at Under-16s we played them in a cup game on the match pitch at Cobham, and we nicked it 2-1 or 1-0 in the last minute.”

Chelsea are currently 13th in the Premier League and their fans are used to getting the better of Tottenham – Monday night will be no exception to that.

Many of the squad will not have played for Chelsea against Spurs yet, a new feeling for them, and Colwill is ready to remind the group what it means and what is expected of them.

The Chelsea defender promised supporters they will make them proud during the 90 minutes as they look to end Tottenham’s unbeaten start to the 2023/24 league campaign.

Colwill added: “I will 100 percent tell my team-mates about it (the rivalry), but most of them know what a big game it is. At the same time, we will help them realise what a big game this is.

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“Their fans will be up for it, we need our fans to go out with the same energy, and make no mistake we will go out and put a performance in.

“We have to put a performance in for our fans to be proud of, and for us to be proud of, to show where we can go. We are headed in the right direction. To beat Tottenham, the fans would love it, and we will do everything we can to get the result.”