Graham Potter tasks Chelsea to earn three points at Newcastle

Graham Potter’s side will travel to Tyneside on the back of five domestic games without a win.

Graham Potter has tasked Chelsea with getting their season back on track in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Newcastle.

The North London club found the exit door from the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City, as second-half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Julián Álvarez helped the hosts through at Etihad.

Despite the defeat, the Chelsea manager saw enough from his experimental 3-4-3 line-up to offer encouragement for the future.

“We’re concerned when we don’t get the results we want,” Potter said afterwards, per club media.

“Our performances have not been what we want either in the last couple of games. Tonight was a big step in terms of how we want to play, and we can get confidence from that.

“It’s a big game at Newcastle, 5.30 [pm] on the TV, it’ll be a fantastic atmosphere. They’re doing really well, so it’ll be a tough game, but we have to try and go there and get the three points.”

Chelsea will travel to Tyneside on the back of five domestic games without a win.

The Magpies have been one of the surprise packages of the season thus far. Eddie Howe’s men sit in third spot, four places and six points clear of this weekend’s visitors.

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