Journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport that Graham Potter is already experimenting with two different formations in his early days as Chelsea manager.

The 47-year-old has now enjoyed a few training sessions in charge of his new team, as he enjoys somewhat of a mini pre-season before taking charge of his first Premier League game at the club.

With that being said, he will still be preparing for tomorrow’s Champions League clash with RB Salzburg, which recently picked up a whole new level of importance.

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The Blues were defeated in shocking circumstances last week against Dinamo Zagreb to start the campaign, with the game ending up being Thomas Tuchel’s last in charge.

This has left many to predict how Potter will change things about, although Jones has claimed that the two shapes he is working on are relatively similar to the one deployed by the prior manager.

Potter working on new systems

He said: “He’s been working on a few different things since coming in. Obviously, it’s very early days, but people I speak to say that they’ve seen him work on basically two different shapes in training, neither particularly dissimilar to what Tuchel was utilising.

“And I think that’s quite important. You don’t want to completely rock the boat at this stage.”

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The Chelsea squad will no doubt be keen to hear Potter’s first starting 11 as well, with many hoping to be offered fresh starts under the new man in charge.

For players such as Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, whose careers had begun to stagnate, a new leader gives them the opportunity to earn the starting place they so desperately crave.

Changing things too much for the Salzburg game would obviously be a risk, however the time without a game in the league that has unexpectedly cropped up could be key in developing how Chelsea line up for the remainder of the campaign.

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