Graham Potter: I don’t know what to expect on my Brighton return

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Graham Potter had three successful years at Brighton, as he turned the club into a top competitor in the Premier League.

Potter is now set to return to the Amex Stadium for the first time since he left the club, as Brighton host Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Potter has admitted it’s a special one for him to visit his former side, but he’s unsure of the reception he’d get from Brighton fans.

“Of course, it will be special for me to go back to Brighton,” said Potter at his pre-match press conference.

“I spent three happy years there and I’m looking forward to going back.

“Sometimes life throws you opportunities and you have to take them or not. The chance to become head coach at Chelsea was a fantastic opportunity for me and my staff.

“The timing wasn’t great for anybody and sometimes that happens but the decision to work here was too good to turn down.

“I don’t have expectations of the what the crowd will be like towards me, as most people I’ve spoken to from Brighton have been supportive and thankful. Nonetheless, I’m not naive and I know that’s not always universal.”