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Graham Potter gave the Brighton boo boys a tongue-lashing last season while in charge at the Amex Stadium – something that might not go down too well with his new Chelsea faithful.
The Englishman is the new coach at Stamford Bridge, the first to be hired by new owner Todd Boehly following his decision to purchase the club off Roman Abramovich. He follows Thomas Tuchel, who was brutally sacked by the American just days after the transfer window shut.
And after the Blues spent more than £250million in the market, it will mean the pressure is on for Potter to get results as soon as possible. Chelsea are not known for their patience and instant success is the bare minimum.
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Bearing that in mind, Potter once called out Brighton fans who were booing him after one display where they failed to hit the net.
The Seagulls had performed well enough and were even eighth in the Premier League but a 0-0 draw against Leeds led to jibes from the crowd.
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He said: “I am a little bit perplexed to the reaction in the crowd at the end because the performance was fantastic against a team that like to dominate possession, like to out-run you, they didn’t do that today."
In a separate interview, he added: “The fans are entitled to their opinions but I disagree with them. You have to understand the game, who we played and what we did. We are sitting eighth in the Premier League but maybe I need a history lesson on this club."
Whether Potter will get the time he needs at Chelsea remains to be seen, though it is a brave appointment. No other 'top six' club have ever hired an Englishman from a top division team since the Premier League began.
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