Graham Potter announces first Chelsea XI as he axes two summer transfers and tweaks formation against Red Bull Salzburg

GRAHAM POTTER has made three modifications for his first recreation accountable for Chelsea.

The Blues are taking up Red Bull Salzburg of their second group stage match, following the defeat to Dinamo Zagreb final day out which price Thomas Tuchel his job.

Graham Potter spoke about the need to take risks ahead of the game


Graham Potter spoke about the necessity to take dangers forward of the sportCredit: Reuters

After a dismal show within the 1-0 defeat Potter has determined to modify the formation from 3-4-3 to 4-3-3.

And though he has stored the identical entrance three in Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, there are vital modifications elsewhere.

Thiago Silva returns to the aspect together with Jorginho and Marc Cucurella, who performed beneath Potter at Brighton.

That trio take the place of Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly and Ben Chilwell as Chelsea look to get their first Champions League win of the season.

Ahead of his first recreation in cost Potter spoke about the necessity to take dangers, and has arguably completed so by dropping two summer signings from his first Chelsea line-up – Fofana and Koulibaly.

He stated: “Life is about taking dangers and doing one thing which is a bit outdoors of what you’re snug with.

“It permits you to develop and develop. I had a younger household and they gave up quite a bit to return over to Sweden. It wasn’t precisely Barcelona or Monte Carlo.

“When I took over at Brighton the workforce had simply completed fourth from backside.


“The remit was to carry the age of the squad down, change the enjoying fashion and to align the recruitment with successful matches within the Premier League.

“I will likely be ceaselessly grateful and grateful for these experiences I had. It made me a greater particular person and higher coach. It is a part of what made me who I’m as we speak.

“You study quite a bit about what you may take care of, about the ups and downs, about how you need to take accountability, particularly when issues aren’t going properly.

“We can use these experiences in a extremely great way.”

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