Graham Potter thinks that Chelsea’s big-time spending isn’t for naught and the Blues will qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season
Graham Potter and his men were held in a goalless draw by Fulham on Friday night. However, despite the draw and their recent bad form, Potter still believes that Chelsea will get into the Champions League places by the end of this league campaign.
Potter is ‘confident’ that Chelsea will qualify for the Champions League
Despite giving starting debuts to new boys Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk, Chelsea was unable to move past Fulham and is currently sitting ninth at the table, a long way away from the top 4 places.
Potter was asked about finishing in the top four after last night’s game, to which he replied: “I’m confident with the potential we have. I’m confident with the ability we have within the group.
“What we need to do now is gel the team. That’s the challenge, that’s what we have to do.
“There’s still more football to play, but at the same time, I don’t want to worry about what we’re going to do in four, five months’ time. I need to focus on the next day, the training session, and the next game.“
Perhaps the debut of World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez was the highlight of last night for Chelsea. The Argentine signed for a British transfer record of £ 106.8 million in the final minutes of the transfer window for Chelsea from Benfica.
“Very good, considering he’s been in the country not very long,” Potter said of Fernandez on Sky Sports.
He doesn’t know us, we don’t know him so well but I think you can see flashes of his quality and personality. He’ll get better and better.
Talking about the massive transfer fees Chelsea board spent in the January transfer window, Potter revealed: “I think you have to look at it all in terms of transfer fees and salaries.
“You can sign someone for less of a transfer fee but the salaries are enormous, so it just depends on how you structure the contract, how you structure the deal.
“But we’re confident in what we’re doing and I think we’ve done a good job and now my job is to improve the team.”