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Chelsea boss Graham Potter: "The boys gave everything."

Blues manager Graham Potter was pleased 'the boys left everything out there' when they hosted Man United over the weekend.



Casemiro's looping header during stoppage time denied the Blues three points against United at Stamford Bridge.


Chelsea manager Graham Potter believes his side didn't deserve more than a point considering how Manchester United played at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.


The Blues started the game poorly as United dominated the first 30-35 minutes of the match in west London, but Potter changed his formation when he took off Marc Cucurella and replaced him with midfielder Mateo Kovacic.



The second half was closer and concluded with a frenzied finish.


Jorginho's late penalty looked to have given Chelsea three points as the Italian midfielder sent goalkeeper David de Gea the wrong way from the spot after substitute Scott McTominay was deemed to have fouled Armando Broja in the 18-yard box just three minutes from time.



But Erik ten Hag's Red Devils didn't give up and they got the reward for their display when Casemiro leaped high to meet Luke Shaw's cross deep into six minutes of stoppage time, forcing Chelsea shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga to a full stretch as his fingertip touched the ball, bounced off inside of the post and eventually crossing the line.


The result meant Chelsea are now winless in their last 10 Premier League games against Man United (D7 L3).


'The boys gave everything.'

Following the 1-1 draw, Potter told Sky Sports: "It's disappointing because we're 1-0 ahead at the end but over the course of the game a point is about right and I'm not sure if we did enough to win it.


"A really fighting performance from us, we improved a lot after 30 minutes so we will take what we get.



"We couldn't get enough control of the game in the middle. The boys gave everything they can and improved a lot in terms of our work, but we were playing a good side.


"I thought the players' attitude on the pitch was great, the boys gave everything in a hard, intense match in the middle of a really busy period. The boys left everything out there.


"Kepa was a bit unlucky but it's only just gone in and the first goal we have conceded in a while but we have to take the positives. I thought we could've attacked a bit better at times. We had chances, they had chances so a point is about right."



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