'Conversations': BBC pundit shares what Potter would have said to Boehly about Chelsea's squad in private

BBC pundit Glenn Murray has claimed on Radio Five Live that Graham Potter will have had conversations with Todd Boehly about the current squad at Chelsea.

The new manager has of course had no pre-season to work with the side, as well as no transfer window to bring in some of the players he sees fit for the club.

Despite the record breaking transfer window this summer, a number of the signings have struggled to make an impact on their new manager.

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Marc Cucurella has struggled to establish himself as the number one option for left-back, with Ben Chilwell and more recently Lewis Hall competing for minutes.

Meanwhile, Potter has been reluctant to play Raheem Sterling along the frontline, instead trying to make him work as a wing-back, with limited success.

Potter will have spoke to Boehly

Murray has claimed that the former Brighton manager will have already informed Boehly that the current crop of players are not of the ability to reach the ambitions the owner has.

He said: “Whether he thinks this group is right for what he wants to do, it’s probably not right now. It’s going to take time. And these are the conversations he will have had with the chairman.

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“He will probably have had the conversation about; if it doesn’t go well for six months, what’s going to happen?’. That’s why it’s a long term appointment and I think he’ll ultimately be a success at Chelsea.”

The conversation will soon move on to the kind of players Potter wants to bring to Stamford Bridge.

Reports today have claimed he is already eyeing up a reunion with former goalkeeper Robert Sanchez. It is likely the manager does not see either Kepa Arrizabalaga or Edouard Mendy as the long-term option to take the Blues to the next level.

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