Graham Potter will manage his Premier League game as a Chelsea manager when the blues face Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium.
It has been 23 days since Chelsea played a game in the Premier League after their game against Fulham and Liverpool were postponed because of the Funeral preparation of the Queen.
Potter has revealed that N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy, Marc Cucurella, and Carney Chukwuemeka will not be available for selection against Patrick Vieira’s side.
What did Graham Potter say?
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League encounter with Crystal Palace, Potter said: “N’Golo is doing fine in terms of coming through the rehab stages. He has been on the grass with the team, but he’s not in full training.
“We have a bit of illness with Marc Cucurella and also Carney Chukwuemeka. Apart from that, everyone is fit.”
Meanwhile, Armando Broja has revealed why he joined Chelsea from Tottenham.
The Albanian International revealed on The Players’ Tribune: “I remember going to a tournament. The Tottenham scout actually came to watch another boy.
“I happened to obviously play well that tournament and I got top goalscorer and I got the best player at the tournament, so they approached my mum and dad before I even knew about it.
“So, when I came back my mum and dad said, ‘Tottenham came over to us’ and I was thinking, ‘who’s Tottenham?’
“Because I was quite young, I didn’t really know anything apart from my Sunday league team. So in my head, it was just Burnham Juniors—that’s all I knew!
“So, they were like ‘Oh Tottenham is in the Premier League, this, this, this, this and I was like, ‘oh wow’. I said, ‘I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go’.
“And they were like, ‘we’re obviously speaking to them’. But I was so happy because I thought, ‘wow, I’m going to play for a big team’.
“[But] my mum’s first cousin, he’s a massive Chelsea fan. He would take me to every Chelsea game when I was like three or four, so I always supported Chelsea.
“He loves Chelsea, so in my head I just supported Chelsea, but I didn’t know the rivalry between Tottenham [and] Chelsea, so when I did join Tottenham I didn’t know what it was going to be like.
“In my head when I was at Tottenham, I supported them [Chelsea], but I always wanted to beat them because I wanted to show the Chelsea staff and everyone there that I want to join Chelsea.
“I was on the bench and then I was begging my manager to come on, ‘please let me, we’re losing 2-0’.
“As soon as I came on, I got an assist and then I got a goal after that, so we drew 2-2.
“And then we moved over to the other side of the pitch and played the other team.
“We won 12-0, I think, and I scored nine. Straight after that, the two Chelsea guys came over and said ‘wow, we want you’.
“When they said that I didn’t think of anything else, I just wanted to join Chelsea.
“So eventually that obviously did happen and joined Chelsea end of U9s, the start of U10s, so I’ve been there since then.”