This Chelsea player may soon lose motivation – Joe Cole tells Graham Potter

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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole, has revealed he’s pleased with the start Graham Potter has had so far at Chelsea.

The new boss remains unbeaten at Chelsea so far, and has transformed the club’s fortunes in such a short time.

However, Joe Cole has revealed it’s still honeymoon for Potter, and some players who aren’t getting much game time could soon begin to react.

According to Cole, Hakim Ziyech who has barely featured may begin to lose his motivation if things continue the way they are.

Speaking on BT Sport after Chelsea’s win over Salzburg, Cole said: “It’s the honeymoon period at the moment.

“Every player who’s been out in the cold, they’ve seen Kepa come back in and now everyone in that squad – young players, old players – they feel like they’ve got the opportunity to get back into the fold and become a big player at Chelsea.

“So everyone is motivated. That wanes after time. And he [Potter] will know that.

“After two or three months, Hakim Ziyech for instance, he might be one – I’m only using him because he hasn’t featured as much as the others.

“But his motivation might start to slip and then how do you manage that player then? All the pats on the back and everything might not be the right course of action.

“But I’m sure Graham Potter will address that when it comes.

“Everything is going so well at the moment you’re almost looking at things down the line that could possibly go wrong and how he would react.

“But he’s ticked every box so far. All the players are at it and the garden is rosy at the moment.”