Chelsea boss Graham Potter makes ‘easy life’ claim ahead of Brighton reunion

Graham Potter had a good start to life as Chelsea boss and will take his team to Brighton this weekend with high hopes.
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Chelsea manager Graham Potter says the quality of players at his disposal at Chelsea makes his life easy after they secured a 2-1 over Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League. Brilliant strikes from Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz ensured Junior Adamu’s effort for the Austrian side counted for nothing.

The Blues are enjoying a strong unbeaten start to life under Graham Potter who started the season as Brighton manager but is now the boss at Chelsea. The English manager will get to return to the Amex for the very first time with his former side still adjusting to life following his departure.

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The Seagulls are without a win in the four games they’ve played under new manager Roberto De Zerbi even though games between Brighton and Chelsea is always very close. Potter though will hope he takes all three points in Sussex this weekend. The Chelsea boss said he was quite happy with the unity and quality in his team after the win against Salzburg and was hoping to get out of them.

He told the Argus: “It is amazing, it makes my job a lot easier when they can do that.”

On their win against Salzburg- Potter said the only disappointment from the game was going into half-time just a goal up.

He added: “We were under pressure but I thought we controlled it well, we attacked well, created some chances. I was a bit disappointed to be only 1-0 half-time - one action from them, which can happen at this level - but we responded really well and a great goal from Kai and overall we deserved it.

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“It was hard work but it is going to be at this level, that is how it is, away from home in the Champions League is so complicated, with the crowd and their team and the quality they have. Overall we played well, delighted for the players. They were fantastic.”

Potter transformed Brighton after taking over the side in 2019 from Chris Hughton- and it’s unclear the kind of reaction he will get from the fans who were sad to see him leave after a storming start to the campaign.