Chelsea slammed for being disorganised and clueless under Graham Potter

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Chelsea have been described as disorganised and clueless under Graham Potter by former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

Wright also believes Chelsea’s narrow wins since Potter has replaced Thomas Tuchel has ‘papered over the cracks’.

“The thing is with it, the way they played it was so disorganised,” said Wright.

“I know they’ve lost one in 10 but the way they played the other day, it’s not good form.

“If he doesn’t make that more solid [in midfield] and get something going in there, whether it’s Kovacic or Jorginho, Chelsea have got away with playing up the pitch with proper full-backs, I think it’s going to happen again [a heavy defeat], I think it might be papering over cracks, the games up to this point because if he’s that far off it with getting the wing-backs, Thiago Silva being pulled into areas, Chalobah being pulled, they can’t carry on like that because they will get beaten, they’ll get beaten quite heavily.

“It’s a worry, they’ve got to sort it out quite quickly or it’s not going to be good for them.

“They’ve had a couple of results where it could’ve gone the other way and that’s what happens sometimes. That’s why you need managers to come out, like Ten Hag, who says what’s wrong even if you win, and I think that’s something Graham Potter has to do.

“It felt a little bit weird as well, Graham Potter was going back there, the Brighton players were going to have an extra 25 per cent, and the way they closed them down in the first half gave them the impetus. With no wing-backs coming back to help, I can’t understand why he [Potter] did that.”