Jason Cundy was left confused at the decision by Graham Potter to put both Armando Broja and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the Chelsea bench against Brighton.
Potter suffered defeat for the first time as Chelsea’s head coach on Saturday, losing to his former club Brighton 4-1 at the Amex Stadium.
The Blues were hit with a really poor result and performance at a time they were building some momentum in their season.
Next, they host Dinamo Zagreb tomorrow night at Stamford Bridge in their final group game of the Champions League.
Cundy confused by Potter decision
TalkSPORT pundit Cundy highlighted the decision to leave centre-forwards Broja and Aubameyang on the bench at the weekend as a strange one.
“You had two strikers on the bench [against Brighton] in Broja and Aubameyang. He decided to play Kai Havertz, who’s not a striker. He can do a very good job at times, but he’s not a striker,” Cundy told talkSPORT.
In fairness, Potter did admit after the Brighton defeat that he may have got his tactics wrong.
Potter’s go-to strategy since taking charge has usually been to start with the experience of Aubameyang with the No.9 position, who is often replaced by hungry youngster Broja to add some extra energy in the final stages.
Both came off the bench during the Brighton loss, so you would predict both are in the running to play against Zagreb.
Havertz did go some way to justifying his starting position on Saturday by scoring an excellent header.
Potter is clearly still trying to work out his preferred attacking combination, though.
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