Graham Potter knows Chelsea’s next transfer plan as £30m decision made

Chelsea manager Graham Potter is already eyeing his January transfer targets as he looks to mould team.
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Chelsea manager Graham Potter will look to raid Brighton and Hove Albion for goalkeeper Robert Sánchez that will plunge the future of Edourad Mendy into doubt. Potter has seen enough of both Mendy and Kepa and wants to go back to what worked for him at Brighton.

The Blues boss is already feeling the hit after four defeats in all competitions wrapped up a very challenging first eight weeks in the job as Chelsea boss. Potter has been told he would be backed to succeed and will be given money to make corrections and strengthen the team.

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Part of what has been a huge success story for the English manager is his ability to spot weakness and make corrections and at Brighton he did that with the replacement of Mathew Ryan with Robert Sanchez, an unpopular call at that time- which turned out to be very successful.

Mendy has started the last three games for Chelsea but that has been down to the fact that Kepa Arrizabalaga who is looking like the new first choice is injured-but Mendy’s kicking has not particularly impressed his new boss and the coaching staff.  The Senegal goalkeeper has linked up with his international teammates and is expected to be the first choice goalkeeper for his country-so a brilliant showing at the World Cup will help raise his stock again for potential suitors.

The former Rennes goalkeeper joined Chelsea in 2020 for a deal worth £20 million under Frank Lampard and has been one of the best players for the Blues, helping them to a Champions League trophy against Manchester City even when the odds were against them.

Any deal for Robert Sanchez in as much as it will be quite tempting for the Seagulls from a financial point of view is also likely to further stretch the already frosty relationship between Brighton fans and Potter who took along all the coaching staff when he was moving to Chelsea.

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