5 players expected to reinvent themselves under Graham Potter

5 players expected to reinvent themselves under Graham Potter

The appointment of Graham Potter will come as a breath of fresh air for some Chelsea players. These are the guys whose careers seemed to dive for the nadir as Thomas Tuchel's reign at Chelsea staggered to its unceremonial demise.

Let's run through a list of such players who are expected to reinvent themself as Potter settles into his new role.

Christian Pulisic
The American pushed for a summer exit as he found himself on the fringes of Tuchel's system. Pulisic's dad even subtly suggested he wanted his son to leave too.

The striker's struggle in front of goal has not been unrelated to being played out of position by Tuchel. He managed just 8 goals in 38 games last season, plus 5 assists.

Potter may find a solution for the 23-year-old and get him back to the player Chelsea paid €64m to get in 2019. That's if the footballer is ready to return to form.

Hakim Ziyech
The Morrocan has become some sort of an enigma at Chelsea. Blues will rack their brain to remember a good game from him in recent times.

Under Tuchel, the former Ajax man struggled to nail down a place in the squad, and hardly impressed in his cameos.

The worrying thing is that Ziyech is not getting any younger. At 29, his career has to blossom now under Potter, or he could get shipped out in January.

Edouard Mendy has been Chelsea's number one through the reign of Tuchel. The Senegalese became so relaxed that errors became synonymous with his game. Still, Kepa hardly got a look.

Under Potter, both goalkeepers will be placed on the same scale. If Kepa can impress the new boss, he could unseat Mendy immediately and probably regain his place as Spain's number 1 too.

Mason Mount
The fact is, Mount has suffered a dip in form this season. That probably contributed to Tuchel's sack.

The English midfielder registered more assists than any Chelsea player last season - 13. That form is exactly what's needed to impress the new manager and get his career back on track.

The Italian is one player who Tuchel relied heavily on as the Blues suffered from the absence of Kante. However, his productivity, tenacity and effectiveness dropped a notch, particularly this season.

Jorginho is still technically gifted enough to impress even his biggest critics. It's time to see a different player in the 30-year-old.
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