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Chelsea boss Potter not worried about Brighton fans' reaction at the Amex.

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

Graham Potter is keen to return to winning ways in the Premier League after playing out draws against Brentford and Manchester United.

Chelsea boss Potter is not worried about how he will be treated at Brighton [Getty]
Chelsea boss Potter is not worried about how he will be treated at Brighton [Getty]

Chelsea boss Potter is not worried about how he will be treated at Brighton.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter doesn't have any expectations regarding how the crowd at the Amex Stadium will react to him on Saturday.

The Blues boss left his role at Brighton and Hove Albion for pastures new at Stamford Bridge and says the 'decision to work here [at Chelsea] was too good to turn down.'

But, he acknowledged that he enjoyed his time with the Seagulls, adding that 'most people from Brighton have been supportive.'

Since replacing Thomas Tuchel, and putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at the west London club, Potter has seen his new side win three out of five Premier League matches drawing Brentford away and Manchester United at home.

  • Brighton have never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League in 10 previous meetings, with the past three all ending as draws, and Chelsea have never lost against Brighton in 14 previous league meetings.

"Sometimes life throws you an opportunity and you have to take them or not," Potter told a news conference on Friday. "Timing wasn't great for anybody and sometimes that happens.

"The decision to work here was too good to turn down. I don't have expectations of the crowd, most people I've spoken to from Brighton have been supportive but I'm not naive, that's not universal."

'We all want to win.'

When asked if the match against his old side brings some sort of added pressure, Potter replied: "We all want to win. The difference is luck.

"We've won our games and maybe had a bit of luck and Brighton haven't had too much. Both of us are under pressure because it's a Premier League game and both of us want to win.

"They're a good team and understand space. Apart from luck, they'd have more points. They're a great bunch of lads, with top staff as well.

"I had a fantastic time there, I know the quality and it's a difficult game for us."

No concerns about Sterling's form.

England winger Raheem Sterling has not been hitting the net in recent months, with his last goal coming in August, however, Potter said of the situation: "I would say no I'm not. Raheem's quality speaks for itself.

"It's better for me to think about the team and how we can attack better and create more chances."

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