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Chelsea have to be optimistic and transfer ahead, says Potter

Chelsea supervisor Graham Potter referred to as on his facet to be optimistic it takes on Crystal Palace within the Premier League on Sunday because the stress mounts on him to halt a dismal run of kind.

Chelsea has misplaced six of their final eight matches in all competitions.

A 2-1 defeat at Fulham on Thursday dealt one other blow to its probabilities of qualifying for the Champions League, leaving it tenth within the Premier League standings and 10 factors adrift of fourth-placed Manchester United, which has a sport in hand.

“We have to recover from the disappointment of Thursday’s game and then we have to assess all the players in terms of recovery and injuries,” Potter instructed reporters forward of Sunday’s conflict at Stamford Bridge.

“Then we have to try to be positive and move forward and take a home game on. It’s another London derby against a team with dangerous players so we have to be good ourselves and prepare the team.”

Chelsea shall be with out new mortgage signing Joao Felix for 3 matches after he was despatched off at Fulham.

The Portugal ahead appeared sharp, however his debut ended when he was proven a straight crimson card within the 58th minute for a reckless sort out on Fulham defender Kenny Tete.

“Of course, I’m disappointed because he came here to play. You saw his quality when he was on the pitch against Fulham and then to lose him for three games is a real blow for us,” Potter mentioned.

“But there’s nothing we can do now, we just have to deal with it.”

Potter praised his Palace counterpart Patrick Vieira, saying the Frenchman had carried out a “fantastic job”.

“Young players so they’re not maybe as consistent as they would like,” Potter mentioned.

“But the quality they have with (Eberechi) Eze, (Michael) Olise, (Wilfried) Zaha, there’s players there who can travel with the ball well, who can attack, who can eliminate you in one-on-one situations.

“Then I think they’ve improved their build-up phase of the game. The two centre backs are good with the ball and they’re a competitive team.”

Palace is twelfth within the standings.

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