EPL: Chelsea players had their worst pre-season under Tuchel – Potter

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Chelsea manager, Graham Potter, has revealed that some members of the squad claimed they had “the worst pre-season” under Thomas Tuchel last summer.

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Potter is under pressure at Stamford Bridge after the Blues recorded only one win in their last 10 games.

Chelsea are currently 11 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

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They also trail Borussia Dortmund 1-0 from the first leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie.

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But Potter believes there are already existing issues before he replaced Tuchel in September.

“It’s really tough, I think my quote is, it is the toughest job in football, that was a few weeks ago.

“There are lots of factors for that. Again, if you just take the season, a sub-optimal pre-season, speaking to a couple of the experienced guys [who] thought it was the worst pre-season they’ve had for different reasons, that’s not to blame anybody, for different reasons that happened,” Potter told reporters on Friday.

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