Potter: It’s part of the challenge

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Chelsea have been without a game for about two weeks now, but the Blues are set to enter a busy stage of the season.

Chelsea have about 13 games to play in the next six weeks, with games coming thick from now until mid November when the league will take another break for the World Cup.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter is looking forward to the run of games, and admits that it’s part of the challenge.

According to Potter, the Chelsea players are up to the task and are itching to play.

“It’s just part of the job, it’s part of the challenge,” explained Potter.

“It’s what we have to deal with and what we have to work with. We have to be smart about how we work, smart about how we use our time.

“We’ve got a lot of games to come, it’s well documented the amount of games we have, which is great, we can see all the players, there’ll be lots of competition.

“Everyone’s ready and looking forward to playing. It’s never easy picking a team because you’ve always got good players and good options but we can deal with that.

“We’ve got six weeks, 13 matches, and quickly. It’s about managing the players, making sure we use them in the right way, winning football matches in the toughest league in the world with the Champions League there as well. So that’s the challenge in the short term that I’m thinking about.

“From my perspective I see it as a positive. I think it’s a chance for us to play, we haven’t played for a while. We’ve got a good group, a big group who are all itching to play. There’s good competition in the squad, so bring it on!”