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Graham Potter calls on Chelsea to ‘re-energise’ over the World Cup break after a ‘challenging’ period… with their defeat to Newcastle leaving them eight points off the top four and heaping pressure on the manager 

Graham Potter has approached his Chelsea players to ‘recharge’ over the World Cup break after a difficult period.


Chelsea experienced a 1-0 loss away at Newcastle on Saturday, an outcome that leaves them without a success in their last five Chief Association matches – something which last occurred for the Blues in 2012.

It leaves Chelsea in eighth spot and eight focuses off the Heroes Association spots going into the World Cup break.


After the match, Potter who is developing ever-progressively under tension, approached Chelsea to ‘refocus and go again’ when club football returns towards the finish of December.
He said: ‘For various reasons, you have 13 matches in six weeks, a great deal of those games from home. What will be will be and it has been testing. We have a break now and we want to recharge.

‘For us as far as what we’ve had with an unbelievably extreme period, what will be will be. We really want to take the up-sides. A great deal of the young men will be away yet we can move away, refocus and go again when we return.’


Potter likewise said that his group ‘needed more quality’ and had ‘such a large number of natural mistakes’ in the thing was a disheartening showcase.

He said: ‘It was an intense game for us. Losing Ruben (Loftus-Cheek) and Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta at half-time.


‘You can find in the two groups the various timetables. Newcastle have one game a week and we have an intense timetable. That showed. Yet, there were additionally an excessive number of natural blunders. We got past a couple of times yet we needed more quality.

‘In a round of not many possibilities, they got a victor. We changed things yet we needed something more. You could find in the primary half they were pushing us back.

We were unable to escape the guarded third however much we like. So we put on an additional man in the pitch. Conor had a decent shot however at that point our cautious line was a gnawed off and we surrendered a decent completion.’

Before today, Chelsea had lost their last two association games against Brighton (4-1) and Munititions stockpile (1-0), and furthermore had two draws with Manchester Joined together (1-1) and Brentford (0-0).

Chelsea are next in real life on December 27 against Bournemouth, prior to confronting Nottingham Woodland on New Year’s Day and Manchester City on January 5.


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