‘Massively different’ Graham Potter will give Chelsea tough afternoon – Brighton opposition view

What have you made of Brighton’s season so far?

It has been an up and down start to the season for Brighton under Graham Potter. They have had some real highs, beating Tottenham 3-0 at the Amex and beating Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates.

However, the Seagulls feel like they should have picked up more points especially against sides around them. With the last two performances against Tottenham and Bournemouth, Brighton will be confident heading into the clash with Chelsea.

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Just how different is Graham Potter’s style compared to Chris Hughton?

It is massively different. Potter plays the edge of the seat attacking football that fans want no matter who the opponents are. As well as this, against the top six sides he has not done what Hughton would and park the bus to try and frustrate them, he has attacked them and Brighton have had success with this policy.

Also, Potter keeps them guessing with his team selection as there is also a surprise that no one would have predicted.

How happy are the fans with how things have gone so far?

They seem happy with how the season has gone so far. Like all fans they get a bit disheartened and upset when Brighton lose and do not put in a great performance, but they are enjoying seeing Albion go at teams under Potter.

Will Brighton approach this game any differently to the reverse fixture?

Not at all, as I said Potter does not change his approach for any team and given that Albion will have 30,000 fans cheering them and the confidence they will take from the Bournemouth game, Chelsea could be in for a tough afternoon.

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Is Potter going to make many changes?

That is a tough one. Potter has used 19 players in his last two games making five and seven changes, so predicting a side to face Chelsea will be difficult but I would go a 4-3-3  of Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Burn; Mooy, Propper, Stephens; Jahanbakhsh, Maupay, Trossard.


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