Chelsea vs Brighton / Graham Potter sends a clear message to his strikers ahead of Stamford Bridge showdown

Graham Potter seeks goals at Chelsea (getty)
Graham Potter seeks goals at Chelsea (getty)

Brighton head coach Graham Potter has called for his team to be more ruthless against Chelsea as they hope to convert decent performances into victories.

Potter’s were frustrated after a 0-0 draw at Newcastle, where teenage substitute Aaron Connolly saw a goalbound effort acrobatically cleared off the line by Fabian Schar.

The week before they dominated against Burnley at the Amex but but were hit with a late equaliser by Jeff Hendricks. It leaves Brighton on six points from six Premier League matches.

Chelsea hope to bounce back from their 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool last week, the Brighton manager knows his men must make the most of chances that fall their way at Stamford Bridge.

“We created more than Burnley and Newcastle, but it’s about making the most of those openings,” Potter said. “That is the challenge and it is the hardest bit of the game, but I am confident that with the quality we have it will turn around. For us controlling football results is not so easy to do.

“But you can try to control your own performance - how we can get into the opposition, are they creating much against us, are we creating chances in relation to our opponents - and just keep improving those things. Hopefully then you can get more consistent positive results.”

Brighton likely line-up: Ryan; Webster, Dunk, Burn; Montoya, Stephens, Propper, Alzate; Gross, Mooy, Maupay

Brighton subs: Button, Bong, Connolly, Bernardo, Murray, Jahanbakhsh, March.

Doubtful March (hamstring)

Injured Trossard (groin), Schelotto (knee), Balogun, Duffy (calf), Izquierdo (knee)