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Chelsea: The international break is a welcome respite for the new manager

Chelsea, Six Sports

The international break is a crucial time for new Chelsea manager Graham Potter and his coaching staff.

Come October 1st, Graham Potter will have been manager of Chelsea for almost a month with just one game managed so far. Nevertheless, the international break in September will be a welcome respite for the new manager. It will give Graham Potter some much-needed time to analyze where he stands. This is some valuable and crucial time for the new Chelsea manager to just take it all in before the hectic and packed schedule in October.

This is Graham Potter’s first time managing a big six club in the Premier League. With Brighton, a mid-table finish was an achievement. However, with Chelsea, a top-four finish is an expectation and any less is unacceptable. At Brighton, £20m was the maximum amount that Potter spent on the acquisition of a player. However, at Chelsea, where the transfer amount was about £278m it is an entirely different game altogether. With all due respect to Brighton, managing Chelsea is not an easy task. It is easy for anybody to get overwhelmed given the enormity of the move. This international break is a good time for Potter to take it all in and enjoy it and know all about how the club will operate and what he is expected to do.

Moreover, this is also a good time to forge a relationship with the new Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali. This is the first time in the history of Chelsea that the manager and owner have worked so closely. Potter is expected to give his input into most of the decisions made by the club. This is a good time for Potter to have some great meal, wonderful food” with the owner.

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