Graham Potter has enjoyed a successful start to life at Chelsea after taking over from Thomas Tuchel early in the season.
The former Brighton manager is yet to lose a game as a Chelsea manager, both in the Premier League and the Champions League after 9 matches.
Chelsea are fifty in the Premier League on the same points with fourth place Newcastle United. The blues gave kept six clean sheets in those 9 matches and have conceded only three goals.
One thing that is synonymous with Graham Potter throughout his managerial career is the constant changing and tweaking of his tactics while maintaining the same style of play.
In his first 9 games in charge of Chelsea, Graham Potter has granted 19 players start, while deploying six different formations.
Notably is the use of Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic as wingbacks in the latest Chelsea 2-1 win over Salzburg.
What did Danny Murphy say?
The Former Liverpool and Fulham player said on TalkSport: “The only thing that concerns me, is that the best teams over the years to win the league, have basically had one way of playing and mastered it.
“You can very quickly identify what formation they played. Arsenal’s invincibles: 4-4-1-1. Chelsea under [Antonio] Conte: 3-4-3. The great Manchester United team: 4-4-2. Liverpool and Manchester City in the last few years: 4-3-3.
“He’s [Potter] tweaking and tinkering the formation and personnel a lot. I’m all for adaptability, it’s not a bad thing but the best teams don’t tend to adapt every week for the opposition.
“I think at the moment it’s understandable because he’s trying to find his best formation and what players he trusts in certain positions.
“But moving down the line I would expect a more consistent best team and best formation and having confidence in that side.”
One of the major criticism that grace Graham Potter’s appointment as a Chelsea manager is whether or not he could manage the egos of big Personalities at Chelsea.
The 47-year-old seems to have everything under control and with his constant rotation seems he has found a way to please everyone. Most of the players at Chelsea have expressed their delight in working with Graham Potter.
Murphy added: “They want to build relationships, they want to know their team.
“Sometimes with top players, and he’ll find this out as he goes along because he’s an intelligent manager, they don’t like constant change with tactics and personnel.”
Chelsea have booked their place in the Round 16 stage of this season’s Champions League and have secured the top spot in the Group ahead of Italian Champions AC Milan with a game to spare.
The blues will face Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.