Graham Potter: Pep Guardiola advises Chelsea

Guardiola advises

Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, has offered some guidance to Chelsea on how to deal with Graham Potter’s time at the club. After Thomas Tuchel’s dismissal in September due to a poor start to the season, Potter took over as Chelsea’s head coach.

Potter, 47, has built a strong reputation as a coach and developer of young players during his time at Brighton. It is hoped that his tactical acumen and grasp of the game can help usher Chelsea into a new era under Todd Boehly.

Some have criticized Potter’s tactics, including his decision to play Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic as offensive wing-backs, but Guardiola has come to Potter’s defense by offering Chelsea some advice before their Carabao Cup matchup.

Give him time, Guardiola advised, and Chelsea would be wise to do so. They were successful, but their style of play reminded me of his time in Brighton after I watched them lose to the Seagulls. But he needs time; indeed, everyone does.

While I don’t think he was an overnight sensation, I do respect and admire his efforts. What he performed at Brighton was extraordinary, and I do not doubtno doubt that he will do well moving forward.

In my opinion, he is one of the best managers we have in this league. The teams are likely to make several number of substitutions for their match at the Etihad Stadium, with several starters sitting out to stay fit for the World Cup in Qatar.