Chelsea supervisor Graham Potter desires his facet to transform its optimistic performances into targets because it prepares to host bottom-club Southampton within the Premier League on Saturday.
Big-spending Chelsea’s inefficiency in entrance of aim has been a difficulty for the Premier League membership this season and it has registered just one win in 2023, whereas failing to attain multiple aim in its final 9 video games throughout all competitions.
The London membership had six extra makes an attempt on track than its Bundesliga opponents Borussia Dortmund in a midweek Champions League assembly however succumbed to a 1-0 defeat after as soon as once more failing to seek out the web.
When requested if Chelsea’s lack of targets could possibly be right down to poor luck, Potter advised reporters: “I don’t like to use luck as something to wait for as you can’t control it.
“The Dortmund game, in terms of chances created, was a positive for us. With the quality of players we have in the attacking positions, we can score,” the 47-year-old added forward of Saturday’s recreation at Stamford Bridge.
“The criticism for us and the fair criticism is that we haven’t attacked as well as I would have liked us to. It was closer against Dortmund…
“The hardest thing to do in football is to put the ball in the net… The final third is an area where we can improve and we need to do better.”
Despite Chelsea’s struggles in latest weeks, Potter has opted to not play striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has didn’t impress since becoming a member of the membership from Barcelona in September.
The Gabon worldwide was additionally unnoticed of its Champions League squad for the knockout levels.
“There’s David Fofana too who is a young player with potential, there are other forwards as well,” Potter stated.
“Pierre knows the situation but he’s part of the squad, he’s an important player. He’s worked hard and nothing is set in stone, his attitude has been really good and we will make an assessment going forward.”
Southampton might be led by interim supervisor Ruben Selles for the league conflict, following the sacking of Nathan Jones.
“It’ll be a big challenge but we are at home and we’ll look to taker three points,” Potter stated.
“Anything can come at you, pretty much. They’ve got a caretaker manager, they’ve had a week to prepare… We’ve got to focus on ourselves.”