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Following a promising spell with Premier League side, Brighton and Hove Albion which saw the Seagulls dominate against some of the top clubs in EPL among them being Manchester United and Chelsea, English manager, Graham Potter now takes over the reigns at the Stamford Bridge replacing German tactician, Thomas Tuchel who was shown the exit door few days ago.

As confirmed by the Blues, the 47 year old has put pen to paper a whooping five-year contract, a move that shows a full support for him from the new ownership who has reportedly opted to invest in a long-term managerial situation given the sacking culture that dominated the West London club during Roman Abramovich tenure.

Meanwhile, several fans and pundits have touted for the tactician's successful spell at the Stamford Bridge following his impressive statistics with Brighton in which he oversaw 42 wins in 135 appearances translating to a win percentage of 31 and considering the Seagulls' stature, the stats are good enough.

At the West London, the 47 year old has inherited a world class squad consisting of top defenders, promising midfielders and lethal strikers and there is no doubt he has the ability to get the best out of them given his fantastic playing style and top man management.

The Englishman first game is scheduled against RB Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League fixture scheduled for Wednesday after UEFA gave a greenlight for the continuation of the games despite the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. However, he will have to wait longer for Premier League debut with this weekend's game against Merseyside club, Liverpool FC likely to be called off as per multiple reports.

In the meantime, Chelsea summer signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is expected to form the central part of Graham Potter's new look squad with Kalidou Koulibaly, Reece James, Raheem Sterling, Thiago Silva, Ngolo Kante among the players already being tipped to shine under the leadership of the former Brighton head coach.

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