Four things Potter got right as Chelsea beat Wolves to extend his unbeaten start

It was another comfortable afternoon in the Premier League for Chelsea, as they beat Wolves 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to continue Graham Potter's unbeaten run.

The Blues were knocking on the door in the first half, and it was deep into injury time that Kai Havertz headed Chelsea ahead as Wolves' resistance gave in. And they started the second with the same intensity, as a brilliant counter-attack resulted in a smart finish from Christian Pulisic after 54 minutes.

Armando Broja claimed his first ever Chelsea goal off the bench to wrap up a fabulous performance, making it back-to-back Premier League wins for Potter to start off his Chelsea tenure. It was a faultless performance at the bridge, and here Daily Star Sport delve into what Potter got spot on.

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Handing Gallagher a start

A total of seven changes were made to the starting line-up from midweek, as Potter flexed his squad depth against Wolves. And one of those changes was Conor Gallagher, who was handed a start following his game-winning strike against Crystal Palace.

There were question marks over Gallagher's playing time this season, amid fears that the star loanee from last season would become a bench warmer once more. But Potter's faith in Gallagher paid off, as the England international ran the show.

Gallagher's work rate and tenacity was a constant crowd pleaser, and the midfielder terrorised the away side with his pressure. He was also put on corner duty, and it looks like he may have worked his way into the side.

Fooling Wolves with Azpilicueta

Almost everyone expected Reece James to start against Wolves, but Potter fooled the masses by leaving the England star on the bench. Instead, Azpilicueta started out wide, and Wolves were not prepared in the slightest.

The Spaniard constantly found himself in acres of space as the visitors switched off and ignored his presence. And it was only when they started covering the defender that gaps began to appear elsewhere.

With James being such a threat, it's likely that a lot of the Wolves preparation was focused around dealing with the wing-back. But with James not starting the game, the Wolves squad looked a little lost, and Azpilicueta helped Chelsea take full advantage.

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Trusting Havertz in attack

It's not been the most prolific spell in Havertz's career, and it would have been easy to start Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang instead after the striker scored against AC Milan. But Potter stuck to his guns and kept Havertz in his Premier League side, and played him up top.

Havertz went into the game with just the one goal all season, but the German looks like his former self again after scoring a brace against England on international duty. Havertz jumped highest to head Chelsea's opener on the stroke of half-time, and it was a huge goal at a crucial period.

A lot of pressure has been placed on Havertz with Romelu Lukaku leaving the club, and the arrival of Aubameyang only added to that. But he's dealt with it well, and is back in form.

Counter-attacking football

A new intensity of football has already been put into place by Potter, and the devastating counter-attack we got used to at Brighton has made its way to Stamford Bridge. Brighton became lethal and direct under Potter, and Chelsea's second goal proves that he is already producing the goods on the training ground.

Wolves started the second half in high spirits, and it looked as though they could find an equaliser early on. But they over-committed for an attack, and Chelsea broke with speed and power, and hit them hard.

A quick counter led to Mason Mount threading Pulisic, and the American finished smartly to double Chelsea's advantage. Another sharp counter led to a third goal late on, and Chelsea are beginning to look increasingly dangerous.


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