'I'm hearing': Journalist shares how Chelsea players have reacted to Graham Potter's training
Graham Potter has reportedly already made a positive impact in training with the Chelsea players.
Potter, 47, took charge as Chelsea’s new head coach just under a week ago, stepping into the big shoes of Thomas Tuchel in the manager’s dugout.
The Blues are about to enter a couple of weeks without a game due to the international break, but Potter’s new reign will kickstart tonight in the Champions League.
Chelsea host Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday in the Champions League group stages, which has significant importance given the Premier League side lost their group opening match to Dinamo Zagreb.
Click here for The Chelsea Chronicle’s predicted line-up for Potter’s first game in charge.
Potter impact in Chelsea training
Well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that the Blues players are reacting very well on the training pitches to the new methods from Potter.
Romano claims: “It’s an interesting change of direction for the Blues, but so far I’m hearing positive things – the impact in training between Potter and Chelsea players has been described as very, very good.”
Potter’s built up quite an impressive reputation during recent years with Brighton for his man-management and ability to improve players to new heights.
Hopefully, the English coach can have an immediate impact to get the best from some Chelsea individuals.
If everything clicks for this squad of players, there’s more than enough talent for them to be a huge success this campaign moving forward.
Most people are curious to see whether Potter can make a seamless transition up to elite surroundings because this is his first position at a Champions League level club.
Everyone’s excited to see what kind of team selection Potter goes with tonight, but you’d guess it will be fairly safe after a brief time working with the squad.
However, the way things have fallen he’s almost got a mini pre-season to really get his feet under the table.
Chelsea don’t play against until 1 October after tonight’s European tie, so you’ll be able to judge the new coach a lot more extensively in a few weeks time.