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Chelsea looking very bright under new head coach, Graham Potter

Six-time Premier League winners Chelsea are starting to look very bright and exciting under new manager Graham Potter. Following the unexpected sack of former head coach Thomas Tuchel in early September 2022, the then-Brighton head coach Potter was appointed to take the reins at the London club. Bringing in new tactics, ideologies, and styles of play, uncertainty lingered in the minds of the fans who were not familiar with the new coach’s methods, especially after drawing his first match with the club.

Graham Potter

However, after winning 4 straight matches in all competitions since then, it appears to finally fall in place for the club as fans and players alike are happy with the performances. As the club competes and wins more matches, fans can visit sinlicencia.org to place their wagers on sites that are unregulated and secure as they continue to grow in confidence about what the Blues are able to potentially achieve on the pitch. 

Former German gaffer Thomas Tuchel was loved by fans all over the world due to the successes he managed the club during his short spell as manager. When he joined Chelsea in January of 2021, he replaced one of the many legends of the club in Frank Lampard. Taking over a struggling Chelsea from Lampard, Tuchel was able to steer Chelsea away from the middle of the table to the top 4, finishing in fourth place and qualifying for the preceding season’s Champions League. Alongside a top 4 finish, Thomas Tuchel managed Chelsea to two finals, the FA Cup final and the Champions League final; which was Chelsea’s first since 2012. Chelsea lost the FA Cup final to Leicester City, but won the biggest prize in football; the Champions League, at the final in May 2021. 

The 2021/22 season brought about a lot of changes for Chelsea Football Club, including massive changes in Ownership as the club was put up for sale by the former owner, Roman Abramovich. At the tail end of that season new owners, headed by Todd Boehly, were confirmed. At the start of the 2022/23 season, Chelsea had a ton of disappointing performances, including losing 3-0 to Leeds United, 2-1 to Southampton, and 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions league. A major disappointment for the club even after spending a massive £272 million in the transfer market. Tuchel was relieved of his duties as a result of the poor performances against sides with much lesser quality. 

Coming into a side that results were demanded from, Potter had little time to implement his ideologies into the club. Soon after his appointment, he had something to prove in his first match as Chelsea manager, which was also his first Champions League match against RB Salzburg.

Chelsea looked good overall, but the match ended in a 1-1 tie. Looking for answers and results, Chelsea’s next test was in the Premier League, where they beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in an interesting fixture.

From there it was game on, with Chelsea winning the next 3 games, scoring a total of 8 goals in those games. Chelsea beat AC Milan 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in Game Week 3 of the Champions League, going further to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 in just a few days. Chelsea’s last match was against AC Milan in Game Week 4 of the Champions League, where they won 2-0 in a very controversial and heated fixture that saw five yellow cards and one red card in the first half alone. 

Currently flying in bright colours, the club and the fans can only hope that this momentum continues, in the quest to win trophies.