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Graham Potter delivers Chelsea verdict on Brentford, Thomas Frank & Ivan Toney ahead of Premier League clash

Graham Potter delivers Chelsea verdict on Brentford, Thomas Frank & Ivan Toney ahead of Premier League clash

Chelsea will face Brentford on Wednesday night.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has delivered his verdict on Brentford, Thomas Frank and Ivan Toney ahead of their Premier League clash on Wednesday night.

The Blues make the short trip across west London to face the Bees, coming off the back of their 2-0 win against Aston Villa at the weekend.

Goals from Mason Mount proved to be enough for Chelsea to secure their fifth consecutive win in all competitions, with Kepa Arrizabalaga also proving to be crucial in the victory.

Chelsea’s trip to Brentford will be Potter’s seventh game in charge of the side since he joined last month, with the Blues still unbeaten under his management.

They are currently fourth in the Premier League table thanks to their recent form, but will face a tough test at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Potter spoke to the media ahead of the match via, and revealed his thoughts on his side’s opposition on Wednesday night.

“That’s the beauty of football, you can never predict,” said the head coach. 

“I think Brentford are really good at what they do and Thomas (Frank) has done a fantastic job there. They use the quality of their players well, have limited resources compared to everybody in the Premier League but make the most of what they have.

“That is credit to Thomas and his staff and the players at Brentford. I am always impressed with the job they do. They use Ivan Toney well but it’s not just that, they attack with clarity and defend with aggression and organisation. 

“They are a tough team to play against.”

Chelsea faced Brentford three times last season, with two of their clashes coming in the Premier League and one in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

Despite the Blues winning two of the games, the Bees’ 4-1 win at Stamford Bridge is the result that sticks out the most between the sides.

Graham Potter on the touchline against Aston Villa. (Alamy)
Graham Potter on the touchline against Aston Villa. (Alamy)

Potter was specifically asked about his counterpart Frank and how highly he rates the Danish coach.

He said: “Very, very. I’ve followed his career since I’ve come back to the UK and I knew him in Sweden as well. 

“I know him well, I like him as a person and we have similar thoughts about the game and life in general. 

“I think coaches are judged by how much they get out of the players, how much they organise a team, how the results are in comparison to the expectation of those results, and he does a fantastic job.”

After their trip to Brentford, Chelsea will return home to Stamford Bridge to host Manchester United on Saturday evening.

Potter’s side are currently in form, and will be keen to keep their run going over the next few weeks before the World Cup.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Graham Potter, Brentford, Premier League, Football