Graham Potter resumes training ahead of Champions League clash

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Thomas Tuchel was sacked on Wednesday morning, and his successor Graham Potter was confirmed as the new Chelsea manager on Thursday afternoon.

The new 47-year-old boss has resumed duties at Cobham already.

Graham Potter led his first training session as Chelsea boss on Friday, despite the weekend’s Premier League postponements.

Potter was to lead out Chelsea for the first time to face Fulham in the Premier League this Saturday. However, that fixture has been postponed following the passing away of the Queen.

Nevertheless, Potter is now preparing his side to face RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Potter spent Thursday afternoon at Chelsea’s Cobham training base, meeting club staff.

On Friday, the new boss took charge of proceedings at Cobham, and his first game against RB Salzburg is a must-win if Chelsea want to come out from their Champions League group which also has AC Milan.

Meanwhile, Graham Potter’s first press conference at Chelsea has been cancelled.

Potter was billed to speak to the media on Friday, but it was eventually postponed, as Chelsea do not feel it was appropriate as the nation entered a period of mourning following the passing of the Queen.