Chelsea beat Wolves 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, Graham Potter’s third game win in a row.
After beating AC Milan 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, Chelsea continued their impressive performance against Wolves today thanks to goals from Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja.
Winning this game helped Chelsea immediately take the fourth place in the Premier League with a total of 16 points.
Kai Havertz, Armando Broja and their head coach Graham Potter reacted to this incredible win.
Chelsea goalscorer Kai Havertz: “In general, I’m very happy. 3-0 is a good result in front of our fans. Good atmosphere and good game. It’s always a great feeling to score. We needed that goal before half-time. It’s good to go into the changing room at 1-0.
“We have a big squad, a lot of good players. We’re all together in this. Today we had a lot of changes but everyone is involved in every game. We have to be positive, even those who don’t play. Armando gets a chance and scores straight away.
“Tuesday is the next one, a big game in the Champions League. We have to recover well and go again.”
Chelsea goalscorer Armando Broja: “It’s always a wait when they check for a possible offside. I was keeping my fingers crossed but I thought I had timed my run well.
“Thanks to the fans for the support. It’s unreal, I’ve been waiting for my first goal. It’s a surreal moment. I can’t put it into words. Onto Tuesday now. It was a good performance.
“Everyone knows at one of the biggest clubs in the world there will be competition. It helps us all develop as players. We have a big squad, everyone is needed at all times.”
Chelsea boss Graham Potter: “Credit to Wolves they came out and gave us more of a test in the second half, we saw that period out and we manged to score a nice goal. Nice at the end for Armando [Broja] to score.
“We want to score more than one, we were playing so well and if you have that performance level the goals will come. Just a case of keeping that going and keeping the performance good. The effort was fantastic and they’ve worked hard in training this week.”
On Broja’s goal: “I’ve been here three or four weeks so taking no credit, great finish nice pass too and whenever he comes on he works hard for the team. He’s had to be patient but he’s bene working hard in training and it’s nice for him to score.”
On players responding to him as manager: “I’ve said from the start I’ve been impressed with how open, honest and responsible they are. It’s difficult to keep the same XI with the schedule but there is an element of consistency to how we play. Really happy with the boys and how we’ve recovered. We go again on Tuesday.
“Winning games helps so we look forward to the games, it’s about hard work, it’s being together, that stuff is important but the guys have been really impressive.
“It’s exciting. It’s been a really strong week. It’s not easy, going Wednesday and Saturday. Credit to the players. It’s a strong performance, especially in the first half. We had to hang on a bit in the second half but overall we deserved to win.
“I pick the right team to [try to] win. The schedule is tight so there’s not a load of recovery time. We have to try to select the best team to give us the chance to perform well.”
On the difference to being at Brighton: “More media, more interest in the club. The games are different. We’ve had two Champions League games. The first was surreal – you don’t really know the players and you’re preparing them for a Champions League game. It’s still football. There are still ambitious players who want to be in the team. So far I’m really enjoying it.
“Premier League players want to play every week. You can only pick 11 and you have a squad of 20 so there’s always disappointment. How you react to that as a group is really important. That’s my job. All you can do is communicate as honestly as you can. it’s my decision to make the team selection.
“The week we’ve just had has been fantastic. We’ve made some steps with the group with how we’re acting. The attitude of players has been really good. Their effort to what we’ve been trying to do is fantastic. They’re a good group to work with.
“A happy afternoon.”
On leaving Brighton: “It was a bit of a whirlwind. You spend three years somewhere thinking about that club and it changes really quickly. It helps to win. We play AC Milan on Tuesday, a fantastic game at San Siro. I’m looking forward to it.
“It’s pretty much three games a week until the World Cup but we have a big squad so we won’t complain.
Chelsea will travel to AC Milan in the first game of Champions League return leg on Tuesday, before visiting Aston Villa next Sunday.