Chelsea boss Graham Potter takes on his former club Brighton in a behind-closed-doors friendly

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter takes on his former club Brighton in a behind-closed-doors friendly… as Carney Chukwuemeka’s double inspires the Blues to a 2-1 win

  • Chelsea boss Graham Potter faced Brighton in a behind-closed-doors friendly
  • The match was held just eight days after Potter took charge at Stamford Bridge
  • Neither side played in the Premier League this weekend due to postponements
  • Chelsea were due to face Liverpool as Brighton were set to play Crystal Palace 
  • Summer signing Carney Chukwuemeka scored twice to hand Chelsea a 2-1 win

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Chelsea manager Graham Potter faced his former club Brighton in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Saturday.

This weekend’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge was postponed due to a lack of police resources ahead of the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.

Meanwhile, Brighton’s fixture against Crystal Palace was called off due to a rail strike.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter faced his old club Brighton in a behind-closed doors friendly

The English head coach left the Amex to join Chelsea last week after three years in Brighton

The English head coach left the Amex to join Chelsea last week after three years in Brighton

As a result, the two teams faced off in a friendly match without spectators, in a bid to gain some form of match action ahead of the international break.

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Carney Chukwuemeka, who has yet to feature for the Blues following his summer move from Aston Villa, scored both goals as Chelsea triumphed 2-1.

The friendly came just eight days after Potter left Brighton to take up a new challenge at Stamford Bridge.

Carney Chukwuemeka netted twice as the Blues won 2-1 in the behind-closed-doors match

Carney Chukwuemeka netted twice as the Blues won 2-1 in the behind-closed-doors match

The English manager made wholesale changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Red Bull Salzburg in midweek.  

Armando Broja, Denis Zakaria, Conor Gallagher, Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah were all given runouts.

Potter’s first Premier League match in charge of Chelsea will be against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday October 1.

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