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‘He needs to change sports’ Chelsea fans slam one man in first half of Graham Potter’s reign

Potter took charge of the Blues for the first time against RB Salzburg

Fans have taken to social media in their droves during the first half of Graham Potter’s Chelsea reign to protest against one player in particular after a poor opening 45 minutes.

Potter’s arrival in the dugout was confirmed late last week, but the Premier League postponements meant that his first game in charge of the Blues came in the Champions League, where Chelsea hosted RB Salzburg needing a win, having fallen to a 1-0 defeat in Zagreb last week.

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And with Marc Cucurella, Thiago Silva and Jorginho restored to the starting XI from Tuchel’s last game in charge, the Blues looked far more threatening going forwards, with the Blues managing 8 shots despite not testing the Salzburg no.1

Despite this exciting forward play, the game remained goalless, and Chelsea fans took to social media to slam one man for his performance. The player in question? German forward Kai Havertz.

Deployed behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Chelsea’s attack, the youngster had a first half to forget, managing just a 65% pass accuracy. And the Chelsea fans were quick to show their ire for yet another poor outing, as can be seen below.

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Ben Browning

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