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“He’s a powerful boy” – Potter praise Chelsea summer signing performance vs Brentford

Carney Chukwuemeka impressed as Chelsea were held to a goalless draw away at Brentford on Wednesday night.

Graham Potter introduced Chukwuemeka in the second half and the 18-year-old put in a strong performance as he look to earn more first team minutes.


Speaking after the game at Community Stadium, Potter lauds Chukwuemeka, speaks on the result: “He’s a big powerful boy that can run and he can run away from people. I thought him and Christian did well… He’s a young player but he’s got exciting attributes we just need to help him reach his potential”

Carney Chukwuemeka was brought in off the bench in the 62nd minute to replace Mason Mount and the young English-Nigerian caught the eye of his coach by impressing at the opportune moment.


Potter also gave an update on another Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher, “Conor felt ill, like he was going to be sick. You could probably see that in the first 15 mins, he wasn’t quite himself. Hopefully, it’s just a 24-hour thing.”

On the result, he had this to say: “We are always disappointed when we don’t win. A point is fair. They had chances, we were pushing at the end. A really tough game. We pushed and pushed, not easy in the schedule we have, I’m proud of the boys they gave everything.”

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