Graham Potter understands the risk of long-term contracts

Chelsea handed long-term contracts to their new signings this January.

The Blues have signed both Benoit Badiashile and Noni Madueke on seven-and-a-half-year deals and latest signing Mykhailo Mudryk on an eight-and-a-half-year deal.

Clubs from the Premier League rarely hand out players more than six years but owner Todd Boehly is simulating the U.S model.

Manager Graham Potter believes Chelsea’s heavy spending may not resolve the club’s ongoing issues.

Chelsea will play Liverpool at Anfield and we can expect Mudryk to make his debut tonight.

“There is no guarantee anywhere, no magic formula that says this is going to work and this is how we see the future,” Potter told reporters.

“The players we identified are young, they’ve got quality. With Mudryk and Joao (Felix) coming on loan there’s a certain type of player in terms of age. They are starting their careers so they are ambitious … they’re here to win and compete.

“Those are the upsides but is there a life without risk? No. Whatever you do there is risk and there is a chance it might not work. You have to understand that and the consequences.”

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