Graham Potter was served his first Chelsea loss in a humbling manner by his former side, Brighton.
Former Chelsea captain, Thomas Tuchel saw his job taken away from him just at the dawn of a big money transfer window with Graham Potter named his replacement few hours later.
According to Thomas Tuchel getting sacked halfway is one of the things every manager risks when he pens a contract as he hints on Potter to anticipate anything.
Despite the long term project promise from the new manager, Graham Potter first loss coming in a disastrous way could indicate red flag after seeing him struggle in the last games to stay afloat.
Chelsea scored three goals in the match at America Express Stadium but somehow still lost as two of these goals were put into their own post by both Reuben Loftus-Cheek and Trevor Chalobah.
Confirming the tactical error made at the beginning of the game, Potter had to sub several players at the halftime mark, this isn’t the first time he is doing such.
Chelsea slumped earlier when Trossard rounded Kepa Arrizabalaga to send Brighton in front and then came the two own goals before Groß replied a Kai Havertz’ goal with a fine finish off following rebound from Edouard Mendy’s save.
The new era is expected to witness a shake but the new management has as well sworn to hand Porter a very long time to prove he can handle the project, putting their signatures to a 5-year-contract with the former Brighton boss.
Meanwhile, according to a recent interview with Thomas Tuchel, it’s may he right to suggest that the German tactician have sent an early wanting to his successor as he shares that his time at Chelsea was cut short.
“I loved everyday at Chelsea, it came to an end too early for me but it was out of my hands, this is also what you sign up for,” the former Chelsea manager said.
“We played the role of the underdog in the champions league, there was many games I was really happy with.”
Chelsea are now into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a game in hand but aren’t among the favorites in the competition for the ongoing campaign.
The loss against Brighton today sees Chelsea leave the top 4 zone following victory from Tottenham and Newcastle who shun Aston Villa in a 4-0 show to step up to the 3rd position.
Further mysery coming Chelsea’s way should Manchester United manage to find a win against West Ham United on Sunday.