Chelsea 'itching to play' after lengthy Premier League wait for Potter


Chelsea have had to endure a 28-day wait for their latest Premier League outing, with two postponements followed by the international break.
FotMob - 2 months ago

Chelsea head coach Graham Potter is raring to go against Crystal Palace, having had to endure an unusually long wait for his first Premier League game in charge.

Potter is set for a domestic debut on the bench after succeeding Thomas Tuchel, with clashes against Fulham and Liverpool prior to the international break postponed.

That has given the former Brighton and Hove Albion boss, appointed on September 8, a 23-day wait for his first domestic engagement, and Potter says his team are "itching to play" at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

"We used a bit of time to get to know people, but at the same time we're itching to play," Potter said at Friday's press conference. "We couldn't control anything in terms of how things have panned out, we've had to make the most of it.

"I'm sure it will be a nice one. It's a proper football stadium. The boys are ready and waiting to play.

"You've got to start somewhere and there are a lot of games to come. The group are looking forward to playing."