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Chelsea hero Joe Cole: Potter needs to get nasty in his pressers


Chelsea hero Joe Cole says manager Graham Potter needs to get more passionate in his pressers.

After Saturday's 1-1 draw, Potter congratulated West Ham's Tomas Soucek for a “great save" from Conor Gallagher's 89th-minute shot yet refused to blame referee Craig Pawson or VAR official Neil Swarbrick.

But Cole claimed the Blues boss should have created an “uproar" over the decision — to take the heat off him and his team after another disappointing result.

Cole noted Potter's lack of experience managing a club Chelsea's size and said: “He's always diplomatic, he's doing a fantastic job.

“But if he had someone in his staff who's maybe been at that level, managed at that level, you need to cause a bit of an uproar because it does two things.

“It takes the deflection from the bad elements of your performance, and it also puts it on VAR.

"Let these Chelsea fans leave the stadium feeling hard done by instead of thinking, 'Why didn't we beat West Ham? We've signed all these players'.

“It changes the narrative of the story."

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