Graham Potter slammed for making seven changes to Chelsea starting XI for Wolves clash by Clinton Morrison
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 08
Graham Potter made seven changes to his Chelsea team for the visit of Wolves to Stamford Bridge (Picture: Getty)

has been warned to expect a barrage of criticism should fail to beat Wolves this afternoon by former striker Clinton Morrison.

The new Blues boss has masterminded back-to-back victories against Crystal Palace and AC Milan to get his reign up and running following the sacking of last month.

Like their rivals, Chelsea face major fixture congestion over the course of the next six weeks and, with that in mind, Potter chose to make seven changes for the visit of struggling Wolves to Stamford Bridge.

Raheem Sterling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James have all been central to the positive results Chelsea have enjoyed of late but none of that influential trio started on Saturday.

Reacting to the raft of changes, Morrison told Sky Sports: ‘You can’t leave out the likes of Reece James, Sterling and Aubameyang.

‘James has been outstanding, so has Sterling. Aubameyang gets his first goal in the Premier League last week against Crystal Palace, you’re on a high as a centre forward you can’t make those changes.

‘The bread and butter is the Premier League and Chelsea need to make up points so I’m surprised at those changes, but he better get a result because people will start complaining.’

Wolves, who sacked Bruno Lage earlier this week, handed a start to former Chelsea favourite Diego Costa and another ex-Blues star, Pat Nevin, was anticipating a difficult afternoon for Kalidou Koulibaly, one of the few players who did retain their starting place.

He told the BBC: ‘Diego Costa against Kalidou Koulibaly will be very interesting.

‘Koulibaly got booked the other night, he’s already been sent off this season. He is rash and if you’re rash and you react to being bullied – Diego Costa knows that, he will smell that a mile away.

‘Costa will bully Trevoh Chalobah but if he’s got any sense, he will play on Koulibaly and wind him up.’

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