Graham Potter said he is not focused on the possibility of becoming the first English Chelsea manager to go unbeaten in the first ten games in charge of the club.
Chelsea are unbeaten across all competitions since Potter took charge of the club. The Blues appointed Potter as their manager after they parted ways with Thomas Tuchel following the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Chelsea have since played nine games across all competitions and has not fallen to defeats in any of those. The Stamford Bridge outfit have six wins and three draws in those matches.
Since Potter became their manager, Chelsea have played five matches and secured wins in three of those in the league. In the Champions League, they have played four games since Potter took charge of the club. They won three of those and shared points in one.
When told he could be Chelsea’s first English manager to go unbeaten in 10 first games, Potter insisted it is not something he is focused on.
“I didn’t know. It’s nice but it’s not something I’m focused on,” Potter said [via Football.London] at the pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea vs Brighton.
“I just want to prepare the team and play well and try and win the game against Brighton which will be tough enough. I don’t worry about anything like that, I just focus on the game.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea head into the game against Brighton on the back of their win over RB Salzburg in the Champions League. The Stamford Bridge outfit registered a 2-1 win over Salzburg, courtesy of goals from Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz.
The win also helped Chelsea qualify for the Champions League round of 16. The Blues top Group E, with 10 points from five matches. They enjoy a three-point lead over AC Milan, who sit second in the group.
Meanwhile, the Chelsea vs Brighton match will also be Potter’s first game against his former side. He left Brighton to join Chelsea earlier this season.
Brighton are without a win since Potter left and will be aiming to get the better of their former boss and Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Chelsea occupies the fifth position in the Premier League points table with 21 points from 11 matches. They are seven points behind Arsenal, who sit first in the Premier League table.
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