Graham Potter responds after Chelsea star criticises Chelsea teammate following West Ham performance

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter has insisted there is ‘nothing sinister’ between Mykhailo Mudryk and Marc Cucurella amid suggestions of a rift between the two Chelsea stars.

Following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at West Ham, Mykhailo liked an Instagram post criticising Cucurella for blanking Mudryk in favour of other Chelsea teammates.

Asked if there is a disconnect between Mudryk and Cucurella, Potter told a press conference: “There is no problem in terms of anything sinister at all.

“If anything, it’s just teammates understanding each other. It is quite a common problem, I would say, when to pass, at one point and at what time.

“Playing against West Ham, they make it difficult for you to access the wideman’s feet and it is an understanding of when to play into space or how to make runs.

“It is only his [Mudryk’s] third game with us, so there is no problem its more just an understanding challenge which is easy to understand when you recognise the context you are in.”