He has brought in suffering mentality – Chelsea defender says of Graham Potter

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Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah has revealed that Chelsea manager Graham Potter has brought in resilience to the Chelsea team.

Chelsea have gone from conceding in almost every game at the start of the season, to keeping clean sheet and grinding results.

According to Chalobah, Potter has taught the team how to suffer during games in order to get a win at all costs.

Chalobah said after Brentford game: “It’s the mentality the manager has brought in: suffering.

“Playing teams like this, there are going to be a lot of long balls, we are going to have to run for each other, work for each other. That’s the most important thing, suffering.

“In a team like Chelsea, everyone expects us to play a lot of serious football. But we have to show the other side of the game and that’s suffering.

“That’s what teams like Brentford and a lot of the other ‘smaller’ teams do. And that’s what we need to bring into our team too.

“We are looking at it as a goal for us defenders and as a team,” added Chalobah. “If we keep doing the clean sheets, we know that the chances will be created and we will win more games. The most important things for us right now are the clean sheets.”