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Chelsea boss Graham Potter says he has ‘nothing wrong’ as Brighton fans mock and chant ‘you get kicked out in the morning’ in 4-1 loss


Graham Potter has insisted he has “nothing to apologize for” in response to Brighton fans who booed him as the Chelsea boss returned to the Amex Stadium.

The 47-year-old suffered his first defeat in charge of the Blues as the Seagulls won 4-1 on Saturday.

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter suffered defeat on his return to former employers Brighton

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says he has ‘nothing wrong’ as Brighton fans mock and chant ‘you get kicked out in the morning’ in 4-1 loss

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Potter was booed by Brighton fans at the Amex Stadium as the Seagulls beat the Blues 4-1

Brighton were in dreamland before the break after scoring three first-half goals with Leandro Trossard opening the scoring in the fifth minute.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevor Chalobah then scored own goals for the Blues, before the visitors pulled a goal back in the 48th minute through Kai Havertz.

But they failed to get past Robert Sanchez for the second time as Pascal Gross completed the hosts’ rout in stoppage time.

Potter, who guided Brighton to a ninth-place finish last season, was booed throughout the game with supporters signing: ‘you’re getting kicked out tomorrow morning’.

Commenting on his reception after the game, he said: “I have nothing to apologize for or say sorry.

“I think I did a good job at the club and left it in the right place, but people are entitled to their opinions.


“It’s part of the process. You have to suffer and feel pain to grow and get better.

“No one said we were the finished article. We have to bear the pain today and learn from it.

He also remarked: “Of course the score and the loss is painful. We haven’t really recovered.

“Once the crowd was so engaged, it was difficult for us. The score line was painful. Brighton played a good game, especially in the first half.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says he has ‘nothing wrong’ as Brighton fans mock and chant ‘you get kicked out in the morning’ in 4-1 loss

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Potter suffered his first loss in charge of Chelsea since replacing Thomas Tuchel

“You can always look at the goals and think you can do better. You have to take your responsibilities a bit in the first half. We had a lot of football but that’s no excuse.

“We couldn’t quite reach that level. We didn’t take our opportunities in attack and they did.

“We had a few chances to attack them too but unfortunately we missed the pass or didn’t execute so the score was painful.

“When you lose, you can always do better.”

It wasn’t just Potter who was booed by the Brighton faithful, as Marc Cucurella was mocked after he also swapped the south coast for Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea remain fifth in the table after the loss, with fourth-placed Newcastle now three points clear.

Arsenal are next for the Blues with the Gunners coming to Stamford Bridge, before Chelsea travel to St James’ Park to face the Magpies in their last game before the World Cup.



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