Graham Potter acknowledges difference between Chelsea and Arsenal after defeat

Potter admitted that his players could have few complaints about the defeat.

Chelsea head coach Graham Potter has acknowledged the between his side and Premier League leaders Arsenal. Arsenal defeated the Blues 1-0 in the most recent Premier League tie.

The West London club went into Sunday’s London derby at Stamford Bridge trailing one of their fierce rivals by 10 points and sitting down in the seventh position in the table.

Although Potter would have hoped that his players would raise their performance levels. This is the second straight loss for Chelsea as they were recently hammered by Brighton.

Throughout the entire 90 minutes, Chelsea failed to force goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale into a notable save, while former Arsenal forward Aubameyang was withdrawn shortly after the hour mark.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Potter admitted that his players could have few complaints about the defeat, although insisted that being at the start of ‘a process’ should be taken into consideration.

The former Brighton manager said: “We huffed and puffed but I think you could see the difference between the teams in confidence and structure.

“In the end, as much as it is not nice to say, Arsenal deserved to win the game overall. So we have to take that and use it as motivation to improve.

“Clearly confidence is higher. They’ve got the points, a really good start and have been working for three years or so.

“We’re at the start of the process and have had some injuries to key players they’ve managed to stay clear off.”

Before going into the international break, the Blue will play two matches. They have a tough task of Manchester City in EFL Cup. Chelsea were the runner-up of the EFL Cup last season. Later, Potter’s men will take on Newcastle who sit clear of Chelsea in the top four of the standings.

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