Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea

Potter insists Chelsea ‘are a team in progress’ after narrow defeat in Dortmund

Chelsea have their work cut out if they are to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after the Stamford Bridge outfit lost 1-0 away at Borussia Dortmund tonight.

The Blues came into the game in the hope of breaking their poor domestic form but despite creating a host of decent chances Graham Potter’s side ultimately lost out to a wonderful solo goal from Karim Adeyemi. The 21-year-old Germany international picked the ball up a full 70 yards from goal before leaving £105 million man Enzo Fernandes for dead, rounding Kepa and slotting home.

In what is becoming a common theme, Chelsea boss Graham Potter insisted his side could take plenty of positives from their performance.

“It was a very strong performance, especially the second half. We created a lot of chances and efforts on goal but I am disappointed with the goal we conceded,” Potter told BT Sport.

”I thought we were the dominant team in the second half. It is half-time in the tie, we have to regroup.

“It is a counter-attack from a corner, we were close to scoring ourselves. They broke on us. It is disappointing, we need to do better. Apart from that, we were really, really good, we just have to score.

“I thought we had good attacking movements, clarity in terms of how we wanted to attack and got into right areas. The attitude was really positive as well.

“You can see the supporters’ reaction, they were really positive, they can see the performance of the team, they gave us a fantastic reception. We are a team in progress, we know there are a lot of positive things there.

“You always need a bit of luck but you can’t wait around for luck, you have to keep working. The boys have been fantastic with their work but we are still suffering at the moment. But we will keep on working.”

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