Graham Potter reveals what he told his players after his poor tactics

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Graham Potter totally got his tactics wrong against Brighton.

It was a poor Chelsea display at the Amex Stadium, and Graham Potter’s decision to play Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling as wing-backs backfired terribly.

Pulisic and Sterling didn’t provide defensive support down both flanks, leaving Trevoh Chalobah and Marc Cucurella exposed all through the first-half, with Cucurella having another awful display.

By the time Potter adjusted his tactics at half-time, the deed had been done, and Brighton were 3-0 up.

Graham Potter admitted to his players that he got his tactics wrong.

He said: “As I said to the players, if you lose you have to look at it and if you’ve made a mistake or got things wrong, you have to analyse it and do better.

“That is part of our job, part of the process, and if we’ve got that wrong I have to take responsibility and do better.

“I’d rather look at it from that perspective. You have to congratulate Brighton, they did what they do well. We had some opportunities and the scoreline makes it feel a little bit worse than it was in terms of us having opportunities.”

Speaking after the game, Potter said he was made to look like a fool after getting his tactics wrong.

“The responsibility for those two wasn’t to defend against their wing-backs, but I understand that whenever you do something and it doesn’t work you look a bit of a fool,” said Potter.

“That is how it is. I have to accept that, deal with that, do better, and I’ll learn. That’s the process.”