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Chelsea boss Graham Potter: Credit to the Blues.

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Chelsea produced a controlled performance to beat 10-man AC Milan 2-0 and cruised to the top of Group E in Europe’s elite competition.

Graham Potter continued his impressive start to life in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Graham Potter expressed his delight after a ‘fantastic’ win over Serie A Champions AC Milan in the Champions League.

The Blues ran out 2-0 winners against 10-man AC Milan to go top of Group E in Europe’s elite competition on Tuesday night, thanks to an early penalty by Jorginho and a confident strike from forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Milan defender Fikayo Tomori was given his marching orders for pulling back England midfielder Mason Mount in the box, allowing Jorginho to calmly score the penalty before Aubameyang sealed the three points for the west London club.

It was a comfortable win for the Blues as they continued their unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel’s successor Potter, winning four in five matches.

'Credit to the (Chelsea) players'

Following the victory, Potter told BT Sport: “To come here and win is not easy. Credit to the players. They were really good. We had a bit of luck with the opposition going down to 10 men. Overall the performance was good. It's nice to keep a clean sheet and to come away with three points is fantastic.”

When asked about his thoughts on the red card shown to Tomori, the Englishman said: “It's hard from where I'm sitting. It looks like he had his hand on him and Mason Mount was through on goal. I need to look again clearly. It's nice for the penalty and nice for Jorginho to score. It was a nice move to lead to it. It is what it is. Sometimes they go for you.

“It's tricky. You want to control the game but not be too passive. With the atmosphere here, one action can result in a goal, the stadium erupts and they feel like they have an extra man.”

The former Bright and Hove coach also lauded Mason Mount, who had an impressive game at the San Siro.

“He's really important,” said Potter. “He was on a yellow card and he's played a lot of football so at half-time we gave him a breather. He was fantastic. He was a constant threat. I've been really pleased with him from the start. He's a really important player.”

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