Graham Potter fears Chelsea’s big squad is affecting coaching with 31 players – worth £600m-plus – in training every day

    GRAHAM POTTER fears his Chelsea training sessions are suffering as a result of is 31-man squad work £600million-plus, according to reports.

    The Blues spent £250million in the summer, with Todd Boehly backing then boss Thomas Tuchel with eight players.

    Graham Potter feels his training sessions are suffering due to having a large squad


    Graham Potter feels his training sessions are suffering due to having a large squadCredit: Getty
    Potter has 31 layers to fit into sessions


    Potter has 31 layers to fit into sessionsCredit: Getty

    However, following a poor start to the season, Tuchel was SACKED in September and replaced with then Brighton boss Potter.

    Before the New Year, Potter had managed to pick up eight wins in 15 games across all competitions.

    A further £290m was then spent in January, bringing in big names such as World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid.

    But Potter has been unable to get a tune out of his 31-man £600m-plus squad.

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    Chelsea have won just ONE game in 2023.

    That came on January 15 in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

    And with the Blues without a win in their last six outings, pressure is building on Potter to turn around results.

    But according to the Daily Mail, Potter fears the quality of his training sessions at Chelsea are taking a hit due to having to manage a big squad.

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    Potter has been forced to alter his coaching sessions to accommodate all his players.

    The Englishman typically likes to run 11 vs 11 training matches – but has had to leave several players hanging around or working in smaller groups elsewhere until required.

    Potter said earlier this month: “There are challenges when you’ve got that many players.

    “There are challenges in terms of what role they play because most players want to play.

    “They want to play, be on the pitch and help the team.

    “When they are not, it is a challenge and it is a challenge for lots of reasons at this football club.

    “When you go through a period of transition and the steps we’ve gone through then there are going to be periods when it is going to be tougher than you ideally want – it’s not optimal.

    “I am not complaining about it and I have to do my best to support and manage the club.

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    “Step by step I want to put the team in a better place than when I arrived.”

    Telegraph reporting claims that Potter has “two make-or-break” games to save his job as Chelsea boss.


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