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Graham Potter led Ostersunds to promotion 10 years ago… now Chelsea fans think the omens point to him as Roberto Di Matteo in the Champions League


Chelsea fans are getting excited…you’re going to win the Champions League!

Okay, maybe it’s a little premature to just hand the Blues the title, but the stars align.

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Potter has yet to taste defeat as Chelsea manager

Manager Graham Potter is now unbeaten in his first four Champions League games in charge, most recently overseeing a 2-1 win over Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday night.

This secured Chelsea’s qualification for the knockout stages, which begin in 2023, and a point will ensure they finish top of the group.

Potter is the first Chelsea manager to go unbeaten in his first four Champions League games since a certain Roberto Di Matteo.

And what did he do after that…keep winning it all, of course.

The Blues are also strangely in Group E, the same one they were in in the 2011/12 season.

Bizarre coincidence or destiny? We’ll let you be the judge, but Chelsea fans are indulging their minds on Twitter.

The Blues have booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League

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The Blues have booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League

Di Matteo helped the Blues win the Champions League for the first time

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Di Matteo helped the Blues win the Champions League for the first time

Potter had an impressive start to life in the hot seat at Stamford Bridge.

He is unbeaten in nine matches, having won six and drawn the other three. The Blues scored 16 goals and conceded just four, securing five clean sheets in the process.

As Chelsea won the Champions League title a decade ago, Potter was at Ostersund, leading them to their second consecutive promotion and the second level Swedish football.

Speaking after the win over Salzburg, Potter said: “It’s a top level competition.

“It’s amazing and fantastic to be involved, a real test against a fantastic team and a great experience to come to these venues and experience a Champions League away game.

“It’s challenging and challenging, but I really enjoyed it.”



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