Potter back at the Amex for the first time with Blues

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2022/23 English Premier League

Matchday 14

Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea

American Express Community Stadium
Brighton, England
Saturday, 29 October 2022
Kick-off is at 16h00  
Graham Potter will be looking to mastermind a win against his former employers when Chelsea visit Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday, October 29.
Potter has made an unbeaten start to his tenure at Stamford Bridge since making the switch from Albion on September 8, although the Blues only managed to pick up two points from their last two games.
They most recently drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the capital last Saturday as a 94th-minute equaliser from Casemiro denied them victory after Jorginho had opened the scoring from the penalty spot seven minutes earlier.
The West Londoners (5th) dropped out of the top four as a result of Newcastle's 2-1 win over Tottenham and Potter will attempt to use his vast knowledge of the Seagulls to his advantage this weekend in a bid to return to winning ways.

Jorginho of Chelsea
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Potter made a tactical change in the first half as he brought on Matteo Kovacic for Marc Cucurella to counteract United's dominance in midfield and he was pleased with how his players adapted to the shift in formation.
"The first 20 minutes I think Manchester United were better and forced us back. We had to adjust a little bit there, try to get another player into the midfield and put a little bit more pressure on them. They were building their attacks too easily and driving us back," he said.

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"It's not an easy decision to make at all but the boys responded really well and they gave everything. We didn't do enough to win the game I don't think but effort-wise what the boys put in was amazing, it was fantastic from our players and I'm very proud of them for that."
Roberto De Zerbi's tough introduction to English football continued with a 3-1 defeat to defending champions Manchester City last Saturday.
De Zerbi has now faced Liverpool, Tottenham and City in his first five matches at the helm and he's yet to record a victory during that period.

Leandro Trossard
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However, the Italian is confident that his maiden win is just around the corner after seeing his players take the fight to the Citizens, who had less possession (48%) at the Etihad Stadium for once.
"It is frustrating. I'm sad, not only for today but the last five games. I don't want to speak about penalties or VAR, just the performance of my players which was again very good," he said.
"In the second half we played very well and had the chance to score and make it 2-2, then De Bruyne scored an amazing goal and closed our chance [of getting a result]. We have played well but the results in the last five games have not been fair.
"In the second half we played with much more energy, confidence and bravery. We have to play from the start like we played in the second half, but this is achievable for my players. I have every confidence in them and I am happy with them."

Head-to-Head (Last Five Premier League Meetings)

Matches - 5
Brighton - 0
Chelsea - 1
Draws - 4

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Published: 10/25/2022