Emmanuel Petit reveals two major concerns over new Chelsea boss Graham Potter
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 10
Graham Potter signed a five-year deal with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Former Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit says Graham Potter’s appointment is a ‘gamble’ for the Blues for two crucial reasons.

The Brighton boss was appointed Chelsea manager on a five-year deal on Thursday, less than 48 hours after ’s sacking.

Potter impressed on the south coast, introducing an attacking style of play with the Seagulls after he replaced Chris Hughton.

Brighton have taken 14 points from six matches this term but the Seagulls were compensated for Potter’s departure, with Chelsea paying around £21m for the Englishman and his backroom staff.

Potter signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and the move is his biggest challenge yet in his career.

And Petit believes the 47-year-old is a ‘gamble’ for his former club, because he’s not used to the standards of managing such a big side or dealing with the egos of such high profile players.

Petit is worried by Potter’s appointment (Picture: Getty)

‘, if appointed as looks likely, would be a gamble for ,’ .

‘I have big respect for the work Potter has done at Brighton; the team has improved so much but Chelsea is a new world for him, it’s completely different. The standards and egos of the players are not the same.

‘I hope he will succeed, but it’s a big gamble. I have no idea how the players will react to his appointment but I can imagine some will be happy and some will be unhappy.

‘I know Pochettino has been linked with the job too but he spent so many years with Tottenham and he may have the failures with PSG in his head – if he goes to Chelsea it will be funny because he would’ve followed Tuchel to PSG and then Chelsea.

‘Mason Mount is nowhere near the level he needs to be at – Chelsea need to sort dressing room egos before they fix performances on the pitch. They have so many players, like Mason Mount, who are so far away from the level they need to be at.

‘Something is broken at Chelsea and I hope with a new manager that things will change, but it will take time. Before sorting their performances out on the pitch, they need to sort out the dressing room first.’


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