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4 Decisions Made By Potter Against Dortmund That Shows That He's An Elite Manager

On Tuesday evening, Chelsea Head Coach Graham Potter became just the second English Manager to win 5 UEFA Champions League matches in a single season after Chelsea defeated Borussia Dortmund by 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

According to Standard Sport Journalist Nizaar Kinsella, Graham Potter was able to make that glorious record thanks to Goals from Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz, and the Former Brighton and Hove Albion Manager could become the first English Manager to win 6 UCL games in a single season if Chelsea wins in the next round.

Before the game, Graham Potter was under heavy fire to overturn Chelsea's form. He was reportedly going to get fired if Chelsea loses against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening.

The German club wasn't a low level club. They are the most in-form club in Europe so far in 2023 as they have won all the 11 games they have played in 2023 prior to their encounter with Chelsea on Tuesday evening.

Chelsea needed two goals against Borussia Dortmund despite the fact that they haven't score more than 1 goal in a single game in over 70 days. They also needed to end Borussia Dortmund's winning streak. It wasn't a tough task and that's why Graham Potter deserves the accolade for some of the decisions he made in the game.

1. Resting Reece James

Reece James was one of the best Players on the pitch against Borussia Dortmund. The England International was impressive both defensively and offensively on Tuesday but, he almost missed the game over an Injury concern. That's why Graham Potter didn't use him last weekend against Leeds United.

2. Playing Cucurella At Left Centre-back

Graham Potter has adopted the Back-three defense setup but he was short of Defenders. Playing Marc Cucurella in the Centre-back position was a genius move by Graham Potter and it worked out well as the Spanish Defender won the Man of the match.

3. Keeping the 3-4-3 Formation

The formation worked well against Leeds United so, there's no need to change it. Graham Potter retained that formation against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

4. Penalty taker decision

The decision to make Kai Havertz the designated penalty taker at Chelsea after Jorginho joined Arsenal paid off as Kai Havertz scored the second goal through a penalty kick.

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