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Graham Potter pleased Chelsea ended winless run.

Chelsea secured a narrow victory over Crystal Palace to ease the pressure on manager Graham Potter.



Graham Potter heaped praise on his Chelsea stars after they restored their winning habits on Sunday afternoon.


The West London Blues secured a narrow win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, thanks to a thumping header from Kai Havertz.


The Germany international met Hakim Ziyech's cross just after the hour mark as Chelsea ended a bad run of three successive losses in all competitions.



Moments later, Havertz had the chance to make it 2-0 from close range but the attacking midfielder nodded Mason Mount's cross wide.

The victory leaves Chelsea still in the 10th spot. It’s their second win in 10 Premier League games - level on points with ninth-placed Liverpool.


After the win, Chelsea boss Graham Potter said as BBC Sport quoted: "Today we are happy for the three points. Overall we played quite well, they had their moments as well but today was about getting the victory - park it as three valuable points against a team that was pushing as well.


"We try to play well and I thought at times we did, you have to understand the context of the situation we are in so it isn't going to be sensational football all the time. The boys have worked hard."



When quizzed about Kai Havertz's performance, the Englishman replied: "He worked the line really well. He has pushed and pushed, I am pleased for him to get the winning goal."


And his thoughts on new signing Mykhaylo Mudryk: "He is a young player with exciting quality in the final third. He is very fast and direct and I think the crowd will like him."


'Last few weeks were tough'


Chelsea matchwinner Kai Havertz added: "The last few weeks were tough. For everyone at the club, it is not easy under these circumstances. A lot of things changed this year. We have so many injuries, 10-12 injured players. Today we had five young players in the starting XI, they are doing a really good job at the moment.


"I think I was in a good spot. Hakim gave me a lot of good balls. I play in the number nine position and I take the responsibility to score more goals, we as a team need to score more goals. I will do my best to help the team."



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