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Chelsea: Sterling needs more time to adapt to his new position under Potter

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Graham Potter made a few interesting changes to Chelsea’s lineup in his first game in charge of the Blues.

Raheem Sterling has admitted he enjoyed playing as a wing-back in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Salzburg.

Graham Potter saw his new team suffer an underwhelming home draw in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Unlike Thomas Tuchel, who usually used Sterling as a winger, Potter decided to play the 27-year-old at wing-back.

The former Manchester City star went on to score Chelsea’s only goal of the night. However, he admitted the new role requires a proper adapting period.

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Speaking to BT Sport, the England international said: “I played in a slightly different role here under the manager and it was one that I enjoyed, playing out wide here, and over time it’ll get better.”

He added: “He wanted me out wide getting at the full-back, getting in the box, creating chances. Like I said, the more time under him, I think it’ll get better for us.”

Having lost their opening UCL match against Dynamo Zagreb, Chelsea looked to bounce back by beating Salzburg.

However, the Austrian side managed to score a late equalizer to nullify Sterling’s goal.

“It was a disappointing one today but we’ve got a big game coming up next,” Sterling added.

“it’s one that we definitely to get the win in.”