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News from London: Potter’s probable starting XI and formation at Chelsea in 2022/23

Head Coach Graham Potter of Chelsea (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

Pride of London attempt to devise the best and most likely starting XI Graham Potter could use at Chelsea during the 2022/23 season.

Any head coach or manager who takes control of a Blues team is under pressure. They must win many, if not all, games, the fan base is expectant and it appears that the new owners are as decisive, impatient or precise as past CFC proprietors.

While a home draw to lesser opposition in the Champions League was disappointing, reading too much into the underwhelming RB Salzburg result is futile: Potter needs time. Obviously the new boss at Stamford Bridge doesn’t even know his foremost XI as of yet – he’s only been at the club for one week. Expecting miracles already or even an instantly well-oiled machine is fanciful.

However, I do believe the former Brighton & Hove Albion gaffer was slightly unnecessarily experimental with his first Chelsea lineup. An interchangeable 3-5-2 with potentially inverted wingbacks was to be expected if you have been following Potter’s setup and tactics at Brighton. Though Reece James was a traditional right wingback on the evening. Please now click the below link to access the subsequent page of the current article, thank you.