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Graham Potter sends message to Chelsea fans

Graham Potter has sent a message to the Chelsea faithful regarding the club’s new ownership.


The Boehly-Clearlake consortium bought the Blues for £2.5billion from Roman Abramovich last year.

However, they have run into trouble during the transitional period with the club lying in 10th place in the Premier League.

Chelsea are now set to face off with Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking ahead of the second of two matches against Manchester City in the FA Cup, having lost the first in midweek, Potter tried to explain that his side will stick to their long-term plan, ending a period of hiring and firing under the previous owner:

“There is a completely different ownership than there was,” Potter told reporters. “That is hard for some people to get their head around because for twenty years Chelsea was one thing and now all of a sudden it’s different.

“Yet people still think back to what happened in the past twenty years. That is normal but it is completely different. The reason for me to take the job was the chance to shape a club that is in a massive transitional period. It’s huge.

“Twenty years is a long time to have that leadership and then to change. With that, I knew there were going to be extreme challenges for sure.

“It’s not like I jumped at the first opportunity to leave Brighton, I had other opportunities to leave if I wanted to previously. But this one felt right because of the owners, because of the support I felt they would provide, and that has proved to be the case. They’ve been fantastic.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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