Chelsea’s first match under Graham Potter is against Salzburg in the Champions League. The game ends in a 1-1 draw. Chelsea has only 1 point out of the possible 6 in their two matches of the Champions League group stage.
The first half of the game ends at 0-0. In the second half, Raheem Sterling scored for Chelsea, but Salzburg Noah Okafor equalized. Here are the 3 things we learn from the game between Chelsea and Red Bull Salzburg.
Graham Potter’s Chelsea | 3 things we learn
#1: Graham Potter has a similar issue with Thomas Tuchel. Graham Potter is known for his exciting football style. The possession-based football was shown in the match. Chelsea recorded a 78.9% possession in Thomas Tuchel’s first match. In the match against Salzburg, Chelsea recorded 70.8% possession. However, Chelsea was wasteful under both Tuchel and Potter eras.
#2: Raheem Sterling plays a new role. Potter plays with a 3-5-2 shape. Sterling was used as a left wing-back with the license to bump forward. Sterling scored 3 times in Thomas Tuchel’s final four matches. Sterling continues to contribute to his new club in this match.
#3: Pulisic will be offered more opportunities under Graham Potter. Pulisic spends most of his time under Tuchel’s reign as a substitute. Potter introduced Pulisic in the game when six minutes is remaining. There is a limited time for Pulisic to shine, but he was finally given a chance to perform under the new manager.