Reports have claimed that Graham Potter and Pep Guardiola shared a five-minute chat after Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City in the League Cup.

According to The Evening Standard, the Chelsea man spent the majority of the time listening as the Spaniard spoke passionately to his counterpart.

The Blues had kept things even for the entire first half against the Premier League champions.

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They even had a great chance to take the lead, with Lewis Hall having an effort saved by Stefen Ortega after some brilliant play.

In fact, the evening could not have gone much better for the 18-year-old, as he showed his quality in comparison to the first team players.

With him claiming he wasn’t even playing in his best position, supporters can expect plenty more from the Englishman.

Potter and Guardiola talk

Potter meanwhile still finished the game with a record of three losses in his last four, all three against high-flying Premier League sides.

Pressure will surely be beginning to mount on the former Brighton man, with him safe in the knowledge that time is not often awarded to Chelsea managers.

However, the Evening Standard have claimed that he may have been able to take encouragement from a chat with Guardiola, with them claiming it was likely to be an encouragement towards continuing to stick to what he knows.

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Despite the step up in quality of clubs, the manager should trust that the experience he has of building attractive yet competent teams should be enough to bring success at Stamford Bridge.

He has endured somewhat of an injury crisis since coming in to, losing the likes of Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Wesley Fofana for long periods.

With a transfer window coming soon and a break in the season to accommodate for the World Cup, he should feel confident that the second half of the campaign will bring far more success than the last few games have.

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