Potter’s post-match take
Graham Potter reacts to Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa in their mid-season friendly in Abu Dhabi.
Graham Potter on Aston Villa defeat:
“It was a good game, a good performance from a young team playing against a really experienced Premier League side.”
“We’ve had a fantastic week, good to work with the boys who are here, lads that have been injured have had a bit more time training and stepped their rehab on so that’s good they are getting closer.”
“It’s been really positive to work in these conditions and we are happy with the week.”
Graham Potter on Omari Hutchinson:
“Really good, really good, dangerous, asked a question all the time. He hit the bar in the first half but throughout the game he showed his quality”.
“He wasn’t the only one, it was a spirited performance against an experienced Premier League side with a lot of young players.”
Graham Potter continues:
“We’ve got a full week training when we get back, obviously recover from the flight. Then we’ve got a friendly the following week so that’ll be good. We’ve got a few more guys coming back from the World Cup, so it’s moving nicely.”
“This week we can have a few more players back in full training with us. Reece has moved forward, Wesley and Carney are moving forward, so that’s positive.”
“Then hopefully Ruben, Ben Chilwell can take a step forward in their rehab next week. We’re optimistic about that.”
Graham Potter on Armando Broja:
“It was an unfortunate action, I think he got caught up with their player and the ground. It doesn’t look positive at the moment, but it is too early to say. Fingers crossed, but it’s an awkward one.”
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