Date: 10th October 2022 at 12:41pm
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Graham Potter masterminded a 3-0 victory over Wolves in his first home Premier League match as Chelsea manager on Saturday, continuing his impressive start as Blues boss. 

The ex-Brighton man made several changes to his side but the hosts cruised to a routine victory at Stamford Bridge.

Potter has now won three and drawn one of his first four games in charge of the club, although it seems that not everyone at the club is entirely happy.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Denis Zakaria is set for talks with the club just weeks after joining on loan from Juventus.

The midfielder joined Chelsea from the Serie A side on deadline day but is yet to play a single minute for The Blues, and Romano claims that while former manager Thomas Tuchel wanted the player, Potter isn’t yet convinced by him.

Zakaria, 25, is a 42-time Switzerland international and had played regularly for Borussia Monchengladbach before signing for Juventus.

Zakaria was a regular for Monchengladbach before joining Juventus

It has been a different story in London though, with the player failing to even make the bench for either of Potter’s two Premier League matches in charge so far.

He has featured among the substitutes for all three of Chelsea’s Champions League group stage games so far but is yet to make it onto the pitch.

Romano claims that the issue will be ‘discussed soon’, although with the midfield options already available to Potter is seems unlikely that Zakaria will be forcing his way into the starting line up anytime soon.

Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante remain Chelsea’s three first choice midfielders, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Conor Gallagher have established themselves as deputies and have already made 19 appearances between them across all competitions so far this term.

Zakaria joined Juventus from German side Monchengladbach in January this year, and made 13 appearances for the Italian side during the second half of last season.

Romano claims that Juventus had him ‘in consideration’ before letting the player leave to join Tuchel.

His former Juventus teammate Arthur Melo was also loaned out by the Serie A giants during the recent transfer window, but the Brazilian has also struggled for game time and has made just one appearance for Liverpool since joining the club.

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