Graham Potter: We needed time to settle everything down
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Chelsea was active in the winter market as well as in the summer market. The club from London spent almost 600 million dollars on new reinforcements. Last night's match against Fulham showed that Chelsea need some time, despite the quality they really have.
Chelsea failed to win against Fulham and had to settle for 0:0. Graham Potter emphasized that it takes some time to create chemistry between the players. "There was a lot of excitement and positivity from the start, a good atmosphere,” Potter said, as quoted by eurosport.com "The spirit of the players was really good.
They worked hard for each other against an organised team.
They've (Fulham) been together a while. We’re at a different stage of that – players coming back from injury and new players. We needed time to settle everything down.
We were missing the connection, fluidity and confidence that comes from knowing each other”.
Graham Potter on injured and new players
There are many injured players, as well as those who have just arrived in London.
Potter is very patient and hopes to create a team that can be at the very top of the table. "The decision we took in the window you can see the profile in terms of age. We feel we have a very strong group of players. We have to gel and become a really good team.
That’s where the work is.
It’s working together. When players have been injured they have not been on the training pitch. We have new players with us. It's about getting ideas across and working with the group.
Sometimes you have to look at the whole package.
Young players, nice mix of them both. For us it’s about improving.
New players are adapting to a new country and a new league. It’s not straightforward. When the price tag is what it is questions will be asked, it's the nature of the business."