Champions League: Salzburg held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw

14 Sept 2022

Red Bull Salzburg's late equalizer in Wednesday's 1-1 Champions League draw left Chelsea boss Graham Potter upset. This was Red Bull Salzburg's first game under Potter's leadership.

When Raheem Sterling gave Chelsea the lead at Stamford Bridge early in the second half, Potter was on track for a successful start.
As a result of Noah Okafor's late equalizer, the former Brighton manager, who took over for Thomas Tuchel last week, had to settle for a point.

The fact that Chelsea's performance was mostly lackluster highlights the job Potter must do to fix the problems Tuchel's expensively put together team has.
Tuchel was fired on Wednesday following Chelsea's humiliating 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb.

Chelsea will need to win both of their remaining games against AC Milan in order to advance to the knockout stages after earning just one point from their opening two Group E games.

Due to the upcoming funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, Sunday's Premier League match against Liverpool has been postponed. Potter won't play again until October 1 when Chelsea visits Crystal Palace following the international break.

Potter, who was named just 24 hours after Tuchel's shocking resignation, will at least have some time to settle in following a week that the 47-year-old characterized as "whirlwind" as he begins the biggest job of his career.

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Graham Potter, truly, was overwhelmed by the top class of players at his disposal at Chelsea. It was like a rude shock to him. He didn't know what to do with them hence the many defeats. The management really wanted to do away with Tuchel so whoever could serve as replacement was picked. Any manager could have been picked if he had applied even if he lacked the credentials to manage at that level.
Chelsea is my favorite club, but i felt bad when the match ended in a draw.