Graham Potter should put trust in 'brilliant' Chelsea player after break, he's yet to start this season - TCC View

Graham Potter should trust Armando Broja to become an important player for Chelsea in the busy period after the international break.

As it stands, the Blues are scheduled to play nine games during a hectic October calendar. Their first match back following the break is away to Crystal Palace on 1 October.

Potter, who’s now got a small amount of time to settle into his role as Chelsea’s new head coach, can start planning out how he wants his team to set up. Of course, most of his group will be away playing for their countries in the next fortnight.

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Potter should trust Broja

One player whose been a bit unlucky so far this season is Armando Broja.

It’s been great to see the 21-year-old striker promoted to Chelsea’s first team for this campaign, which he fully deserved after a brilliant loan spell at Southampton last year.

He’s yet to actually start a game this season, but all the signs are there to suggest keeping the academy graduate in the main group was absolutely the right decision.

The bullish centre-forward has produced a string of lively cameo performances off the bench for Chelsea, including for Potter’s first game in charge in midweek.

Broja ran opponents Red Bull Salzburg ragged on Wednesday night in the Champions League, something that Potter must have loved. Admittedly, he did fire over a great opportunity to score a winner in the closing stages.

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He’s ready

Broja simply must be rewarded for his effort and quality from the bench with some starts in October.

With striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clearly still getting up to speed, it seems a no-brainer to rotate him with Broja during the mad schedule next month.

Described as “brilliant” by Jason Cundy, Broja seems primed and ready to shine for Chelsea.

Hopefully, Potter can put trust in him when he returns from international duty with Albania.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.