When Chelsea sacked Thomas Tuchel some weeks ago, there was a bit of outrage amongst the supporters who were left stunned by the decision because Tuchel had proven himself to be a brilliant manager who could definitely lead the team into a successful era.
But after the takeover, the new regime needed to have a manager who shares their beliefs and is ready to work with them with to achieve the exact same thing they want.
Sadly, Tuchel was alleged to have not been on the same page with them, hence the sacking. Also, coupled with the fact that Chelsea were playing so poorly, there seemed to be a kind of disunity in the squad as many players were unhappy and had wanted to leave the club in the summer.
The decision to appoint Graham Potter as Tuchel’s successor didn’t sit down well with many fans who were unsure if the former Brighton and Hove Albion manager could handle the demands and pressure at a big club like Chelsea.
But after four matches at the helm, Potter is doing really well and has started convincing many fans that he could be the perfect man for the Chelsea job.
One thing is proving to be doing better than Tuchel is how he’s managing the players and is evidently getting the best out of them when everyone thought maybe they weren’t good enough under Tuchel.
With three consecutive wins in his first four games, Chelsea are back in the top 4 and are in a better position in the Champions League.
Fringe players who never got a big opportunity under Tuchel are starting to play and are delivering for the team.
Tuchel always insisted on starting Mendy ahead of Kepa even when the former was clearly out of form and needed to understand that his position is not guaranteed. The likes of Pulisic, Mount, Havertz, Gallagher and a host of other players used to be played in different positions that wasn’t their strongest suit and they often struggled.
Now, Potter has shaken the squad. Kepa is now playing ahead of Mendy and doing very very well. Pulisic, Gallagher and Mount are now playing in their best positions and we’re seeing them thrive.
Against Wolves, all the goals were scored by the very same attackers we thought were not good enough under Tuchel.
I mean no disrespect to Tuchel when I say this, but Potter is proving to be a better man-manager than him. The vibe around Chelsea now is a positive one and every player is happy to be there.
We can clearly see that the performance has improved and their playing a more entertaining football. The two back to back 3-0 wins over Milan and Wolves despite the massive changes that was made to the starting XI was evidence of the work Potter has done at the club
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