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Potter hails Chelsea stars | Havertz talks up togetherness.

Updated: Oct 9, 2022

Graham Potter and Kai Havertz express their delight after Chelsea FC's 3-0 win over Wolverhampton.

Kai Havertz opened the scoring against Wolves at Stamford Bridge (Twitter - @kaihavertz29)
Kai Havertz opened the scoring against Wolves at Stamford Bridge (Twitter - @kaihavertz29)

Potter made wholesale changes from the Blues' 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last weekend, changing seven players, which shows the depth in his squad.

Graham Potter says he has been "impressed by how open, honest and responsible" the Chelsea players have been since he replaced Thomas Tuchel at the Stamford Bridge helm.

Since putting pen to paper at Stamford Bridge, the Blues manager saw his side register a cruising first home win, despite making wholesale changes from their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last weekend, swapping seven players.

Chelsea secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday, thanks to goals from Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Amarndo Broja.

'The players have been really impressive'

"Credit to Wolves they came out and gave us more of a test in the second half, we saw that period out and we manged to score a nice goal,” Potter told reporters after the match. “Nice at the end for Armando [Broja] to score.

"We want to score more than one, we were playing so well and if you have that performance level the goals will come. Just a case of keeping that going and keeping the performance good. The effort was fantastic and they've worked hard in training this week." When asked of his thoughts on Broja's goal, he replied: "I've been here three or four weeks so taking no credit, great finish nice pass too and whenever he comes on he works hard for the team. He's had to be patient but he's bene working hard in training and it's nice for him to score."

On players responding to him as the new manager, the Englishman said: "I've said from the start I've been impressed with how open, honest and responsible they are. It's difficult to keep the same XI with the schedule but there is an element of consistency to how we play. Really happy with the boys and how we've recovered. We go again on Tuesday. "Winning games helps so we look forward to the games, it's about hard work, it's being together, that stuff is important but the guys have been really impressive."

Havertz: 'We're all together'

Chelsea goalscorer Kai Havertz added: "In general, I'm very happy. 3-0 is a good result in front of our fans. Good atmosphere and good game. It’s always a great feeling to score. We needed that goal before half-time. It’s good to go into the changing room at 1-0.

"We have a big squad, a lot of good players. We’re all together in this. Today we had a lot of changes but everyone is involved in every game. We have to be positive, even those who don’t play. Armando gets a chance and scores straight away.

"Tuesday is the next one, a big game in the Champions League. We have to recover well and go again."

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