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Potter set season targets after replacing Tuchel at Chelsea – Sporting Life

Chelsea are still targeting a top-four finish after appointing Graham Potter as the new manager despite an unsteady start to the season.


The Blues had set that minimum target under Thomas Tuchel during pre-season before embarking on a £270million overhaul of the .ing squad.

The goal remains well within reach with Chelsea in sixth place despite performances a string of unimpressive dis.s in the early stages of the season.


Even though Potter will be under pressure to secure a top-four finish, the new Boehly-Clearlake owners will not look too harshly on him should he fall short.

It would take a staggering underperformance for him to be sacked in the near future with a five-year deal signed and both parties agreed to a long-term vision of working together.


Chelsea will also look to back him in January with new signings, with a midfielder and possibly a new back-up goalkeeper being targeted.

The midfield targets could include Edson Alvarez, who saw his club Ajax turn down a £43million bid last week.


PSV Eindhoven’s Ibrahim Sangare and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia also saw approaches turned down before the Blues signed Denis Zakaria on loan from Juventus on deadline day.

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T. is a need to sign midfielders with both N’Golo Kante and Jorginho having less than a year to run on their current contracts.


They may also dip into the goalkeeper market with Kepa Arrizabalaga’s situation under constant review as he seeks more regular first-team football.

With Tuchel now gone, t. could be a way back for Romelu Lukaku, but his loan agreement with Inter Milan is watertight and t.’s a loose agreement that he remains at San Siro for a second season.




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