Graham Potter: I was made to look like a fool

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Graham Potter has admitted that the loss to his former side Brighton was a painful.

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.

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.”

Potter was booed by his former fans, and he said after the game: “I have nothing to say sorry for or apologise for. I did a good job, you can see the team is a good team.

“I took over when they were fourth from bottom in the Premier League and were probably the third-worst team.

“There is a lot of money raised in terms of player sales and a lot of good players on the pitch. I hope for their sake, the next managers do as good a job.”