Brendan Rodgers gives his honest view on Graham Potter’s appointment

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Chelsea made a huge decision to sack Thomas Tuchel and appoint Graham Potter as the new head coach.

Chelsea paid off Brighton to sign up 47-year-old Potter, after a successful spell with the Seagulls.

Rodgers told the media: “It’s not totally confirmed but it looks like that’s the next step for Graham. It’s the [obvious] next step for him, going into that club where there is a different pressure.

“He’s done fantastic at Brighton, a club that has really grown and developed since he’s come into the Premier League.

“It’s really strategically well run behind the scenes. He’s been able to get on the field, bring the players in, and do some great work with them.

“For him, it’s that next step. If it comes off, that will be a fantastic move for him to a great club with so many good players.”