The 6 Chelsea players that could find new life under Graham Potter

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A managerial change often affects some players positively and some others negatively.

When Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Chelsea manager, the likes of Jorginho and Antonio Rudiger saw their fortunes change under the German, as they were already outcast from the team under Frank Lampard.

So who could benefit from this managerial change?

Kepa Arrizabalaga

The Chelsea goalkeeper has been second choice since the signing of Edouard Mendy, and he couldn’t leave the club during the summer transfer window.

Kepa is a better passer of the ball and has better composure than Mendy. However, the Senegalese is a better shot stopper. With Mendy struggling for form in recent games, it may afford Kepa a new opportunity under Graham Potter.

Christian Pulisic

The American seemed to have played better for Chelsea under Frank Lampard than Thomas Tuchel. The 23-year-old has looked far from impressive since last season and his poor performances continued until this season.

Pulisic would be hoping to boost his career under a new manager.


Mason Mount has often been Chelsea’s best player year in, year out. But his performances this season have been very disappointing. Mount has looked a shadow of himself and no longer suited to Tuchel’s system.

Surely, Mount will be relishing the new system that comes with Graham Potter’s appointment.

Youngsters Carney Chukwuemeka and Armando Broja, as well as Conor Gallagher may as well fit into the new manager’s playing style.

It’s yet to be seen what would happen with the likes of Jorginho and Hakim Ziyech. Jorginho’s lack of legs in the middle of the park may not favour him, while Ziyech has been generally poor since last season.