Graham Potter: We started nervously

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Chelsea manager Graham Potter was pleased to see his side defeat AC Milan 3-0 in the Champions League group stage tie.

The Italians were top of the group before kick-off, but Chelsea dominated the game and were deserved winners to move up to second in the group.

Potter hailed his players for the display, as he admitted that the team started nervously.

“It was a good night for us,” he said.

“We needed to play well and have a good attitude, and I thought the attitude and application of the players was fantastic. It was a really important win for us.

“We started off a little nervous for the first five minutes, which is probably just a result of us wanting to do so well so much, but then you saw the appetite of the players.

“We got control of it and offered a threat, pushing before the goal, and it’s always important to get the first goal obviously.

“We had to start a bit on the back foot in the second half and suffered a bit, which is good, and to score the second goal gave us a bit of a breather.

“Overall, I can’t complain with a clean sheet, three goals and great personality from the players, so it was really good.”