Armando Broja ‘catching Graham Potter’s eye in training and could get regular starting role’
Armando Broja ‘catches Graham Potter’s eye in training and is being considered for a regular starting role’… Chelsea’s new boss is said to be ‘delusional’ over how the Albanian would fit into his system
- Armando Broja impressed Graham Potter in his first Chelsea training sessions
- Report suggests new manager could place Albanian in his starting XI
- Potter was thought to be ‘thrilled’ with how Broja would fit into his new system
Armando Broja has ‘made a big impression in training’ under new Chelsea boss Graham Potter and could quickly step into a regular starting role, according to a new claim.
The 21-year-old could be in line to feature in Potter’s next starting XI after the international break, having made seven substitute appearances this season, including six under former manager Thomas Tuchel before his dismissal.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a summer arrival at Stamford Bridge but he may not get the chance to lay down in the Chelsea squad before losing his place.
Armando Broja could get Chelsea starting spot after seemingly impressing in training
The Sun reports that Broja’s work at Potter’s training sessions caught the manager’s eye – with the 47-year-old said to be “thrilled” at Broja’s potential and how he would fit into Potter’s system.
Potter can play to the Albanian’s strengths by introducing a pressing system on the Chelsea front line.
Chelsea have used Kai Havertz as a leader this season, but Potter used the German as an attacking midfielder in his first game in charge at Stamford Bridge, the 1-1 draw against RB Salzburg.
Broja played in the final 24 minutes of Wednesday’s game, replacing 33-year-old Aubameyang, who made his home debut after a move from Barcelona.
Broja came on in the latter stages of Graham Potter’s first game in charge of the Blues
Potter’s next game in charge of Chelsea will be against Crystal Palace after the international break, due to the postponement of the Blues’ game against Liverpool.
This gives Broja many more opportunities to impress Potter in training, as well as in Albania’s games against Israel and Iceland.
Broja spent last season on loan at Southampton, scoring nine goals, and he opted to stay at Stamford Bridge despite interest from West Ham this summer.
Potter was said to be ‘delighted’ with how the 21-year-old Albanian would adapt to his system