EPL: Brighton hammer Chelsea 4-1 on Potter’s return
Chelsea boss Graham Potter suffered a humiliating return to Brighton as his former club ended his unbeaten start with a stunning 4-1 victory at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Potter had gone nine games without defeat since leaving Brighton to take charge of the Blues.
But Brighton ruined the Chelsea chief’s first reunion with the Seagulls as their new manager Roberto De Zerbi enjoyed his maiden success following his arrival to replace Potter.
Brighton raced into a commanding half-time lead, with own goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah compounding Potter’s misery following Leandro Trossard’s early opener.
Kai Havertz pulled a goal back just after half-time but Pascal Gross’s late strike rubbed salt into Potter’s wounds.
Potter was jeered when he stepped off the Chelsea team bus and endured mocking, if unrealistic, chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” from the Brighton faithful through his side’s dismal display.
It was an afternoon to forget for Potter, whose team dropped to fifth place and now trail leaders Manchester City by eight points.