Potter dropped two names from the squad for his first game as Chelsea manager

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New Chelsea manager Graham Potter has ruled out two of his players from his first game. As the Blues’ new manager against Red Bull Salzburg A tonight.

Graham Potter has revealed that two of his Chelsea players will not feature in his first game in charge. As the Blues prepare to face Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League tonight. Chelsea will meet the Austrian champions at Stamford Bridge and will be his first game as a manager. The former Brighton boss moved to Chelsea on a five-year deal last week after Thomas Tuchel was sacked

Potter dropped two names from the squad for his first game as Chelsea manager

   Potter is excited to kick off his tenure as Chelsea manager tonight. But he insists he will not have goalkeeper Eduard Mendy standing at the post. As well as midfielder N’Golo Kante, with both missing from Chelsea’s training session on Tuesday at Potter. ” Eduard will miss this game and so will NG (Kante)” “Both of them are better. But this game came too soon for them.” “With Mendy, it’s all about knee problems. Which responds well to treatment and does not seem likely to last very long [Before he came back], but right now he’s not ready.”

  Potter spent three years at Brighton leading the Seagulls to 15th in 2020, 16th in 2021 and ninth last season. Brighton had a great start to the season in 2022-23. Winning four of six games, collecting 13 points from 18, but Potter later resigned from the club, who sit fourth in the Premier League, over a decision to leave. From Brighton Potter said “The football club here, the history, the tradition, the size of the club and the Champions League competition. It is a completely different challenge to the club I have had. Amazing football club. I am very grateful to the owners here for their support and trust in me to work with the quality we have here. To be able to compete and have a UFABET team in the stadium that our supporters are very proud of.”

Chelsea were scheduled to face west London rivals Fulham at the weekend, but all ten Premier League fixtures have been postponed. To show respect for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, headed by a navy blue lion army will meet Red Bull Salzburg in the capital today. But there will be no games on the weekend as Sunday’s league game against Liverpool will be postponed before the royal funeral.

 Speaking about his turbulent start at Chelsea, Potter added: “It felt like nine weeks or nine months. not nine days (From the last game as Brighton manager) The beauty of football and the beauty of life is that you never know what will happen. I have had very serious conversations with the owners. First of all, I know they are good people who have achieved great things in life outside of football.” “It’s a very exciting project. It felt really positive. It was a very quick change, getting to know people, leaving Brighton, learning about the players. So far it has been really positive.”