Report: The reaction in Stamford Bridge when Graham Potter made two substitutions in the second half

Reports suggest there were varying degrees of booing when both Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic were introduced as substitutes last night.

According to The Athletic, the Stamford Bridge faithful’s opinion of the duo was far from positive, with them both brought on to try and find the winning goal late.

Neither were handed starts by the new manager, with them both no doubt pleased to see a new man through the door.

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While they were only offered cameo appearances last night, they failed to make the desired impact, with the Moroccan in particular struggling despite having plenty of the ball in decent areas.

Both are obviously low on confidence, which certainly won’t have been helped by the reported booing they will have heard when entering the field of play.

Pulisic and Ziyech booed

The impact the pair had paled in comparison to what Armando Broja brought off the bench, with him surely in line to start when the Premier League returns in October.

As for those who started in attack, Kai Havertz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to impress as a strike partnership, with the latter receiving notable criticism in the media.

The star of the evening was undoubtedly Raheem Sterling, who was featuring in a Graham Potter specialised role of left-wing-back.

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The system allowed for him to play far more as a winger, and his ability in front of goal was on display yet again as he curled a fine effort into the bottom corner early in the second half.

There could be an argument that Pulisic could fulfil this role, with his ability to run at defenders one of his strengths on paper.

However, with how well the England international played last night, the role could become full-time as long as the quality around him suffices.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.