• One of the biggest issues Chelsea faced under previous manager Thomas Tuchel was a failure to score goals consistently. 

That definitely isn’t a problem that can be solved overnight or after a few training sessions. Chelsea definitely possess the players to hurt opponents but there seems to be something lacking offensively. 

Graham Potter and Chelsea attackers

Graham Potter said he was left “disappointed” that his Chelsea side only managed to claim a point against Red Bull Salzburg during his first game in the Stamford Bridge dugout. Chelsea are now bottom of Group E after two games. Potter’s side were unable to see out the lead they held when Raheem Sterling scored in the 48th minute.

Disappointing Result For Chelsea 

The Austrian side equalised through Noah Okafor to deny Potter a winning debut following last week’s move from Brighton & Hove Albion. Speaking to BT Sport, Potter said: “I am disappointed with the result in the end. I think the boys gave everything, I really did. They attacked well. We missed a bit in the final third. Their keepers made some good saves. Disappointed with the result but the boys gave everything and it wasn’t meant to be today.

“It’s not easy to control how they play. You have to credit them for that. But we got into the final third a lot. They had a lot of blocks and we didn’t finish well all the time. We have to dust ourselves down. The application was great, we will get better.

Graham Potter
Graham Potter and Chelsea attackers

“We got Raheem (Sterling) into 1v1 situations often which was good. It’s impossible to control the whole thing for 90 minutes and the bits we didn’t they scored in.

“It’s always irritating when you concede a goal. The overall defensive performance was good. It’s the little details. It’s not been easy for the boys as well but they’ve responded really well to us (arriving at the club). The attitude has been amazing.”

Chelsea are not in action again until October 1 now as their Premier League fixture against Liverpool before the international break has been postponed. This is due to the extra policing needed for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London on Monday.

Potter’s side will return to Champions League action against group leaders AC Milan at Stamford Bridge on October 5.