Raheem Sterling arrived in the last transfer window and appears to be settling in with his new teammates. Sterling has been a consistent performer despite being used as a No. 10 and a false 9.
The English sensation has no problem switching tactics, as evidenced by his acceptance of a new role as a hybrid winger/wing back by the new manager. Sterling, as a hybrid wing-back, would push high up the pitch while remaining wide to stretch the play and take advantage of one-on-one situations.
However, in this role, Marc Cucurella appears to be Sterling's ideal partner. The Spaniard started as an LCB against RB Salzburg, demonstrating experience in Potters system. Cucurella provided a lot of defensive cover, allowing Sterling to stay high up the field. He was also willing to make a sacrifice in order to give the English winger some overlap. So the winger wasn't required to defend much near the box, Cucurella managed the situation very well.
Guardiolla always wanted Sterling to remain high a wide and Potter seems yo have found the answer to unlock potential in Sterling. The English winger has already scored four goals for Chelsea, and his goal-scoring efficiency may improve under the new manager.
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