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Graham Potter on first Chelsea recreation in Premier League: ‘Itching to go’

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New Chelsea supervisor Graham Potter stated he’s “itching to go” as he prepares his squad for his first Premier League recreation since becoming a member of the membership.

Former Brighton boss Potter changed Thomas Tuchel on Sept. 8 however Chelsea have performed solely as soon as since, a 1-1 draw with FC Salzburg within the Champions League.

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Chelsea journey to Crystal Palace on Saturday and Potter stated they’re wanting to get their league marketing campaign going once more as they give the impression of being to make up floor on the pacesetters.

“We have used the time to get to know individuals in an surroundings with out video games however on the identical time we’re itching to go, itching to play,” Potter, whose staff are seventh, instructed a information convention on Friday.

“That is actually the place you discover out about the whole lot and also you study so much and make an impression. Could not actually management something when it comes to how issues have panned out with the cancellations. Worldwide break is what it’s, then we simply should take advantage of it.”

Chelsea’s recreation towards Liverpool was known as off after the dying of Queen Elizabeth and since then Potter misplaced the vast majority of his squad as they reported for worldwide responsibility.

“It is a part of the job, a part of the problem. We are able to do some considering whereas they’re away, do some evaluation and watch video games,” he stated of the state of affairs.

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Time will likely be of the essence within the interval main as much as the World Cup with life about to get much more hectic for Potter as Chelsea juggle a packed schedule.

“We’ve to be good with how we work, good with how we use our time,” he added.

“In a world with a number of challenges, I do not suppose they need to hear me complaining about much less time on the pitch.

“It has been nicely documented the quantity of video games we’ve which is nice as a result of we are able to see the gamers, a number of competitors, all people is prepared.”

Whereas at Brighton, Palace was considered a derby and he’s anticipating a vigorous reception at Selhurst Park the place he has not loved a lot success up to now.

“I just like the environment there, it is a correct soccer stadium, the supporters get behind the staff and make it troublesome for the away facet whoever it’s,” he stated.

“We’re trying ahead to that problem, however the boys are prepared and itching to play. Cannot wait.”

Potter confirmed that Chelsea will nonetheless be with out midfielder N’Golo Kante and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

“They’re completely superb when it comes to coming by means of their rehab phases. NG has simply been on the grass with the staff however not full coaching, Eddie is a bit additional on however hasn’t had sufficient to be concerned on the weekend actually,” he stated.

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