Following their 1-0 loss to Newcastle United on Saturday, Graham Potter believes Chelsea’s poor run of form is in part due to fatigue and a demanding schedule.
Chelsea has now lost three games in a row across all competitions for the first time since 2002 as a result of the outcome at St. James’ Park.
After Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea for Newcastle United, however, Dan Burn downplayed the significance of his altercation with Kai Havertz.
Eddie Howe’s team earned a victory at St. James’ Park thanks to Joe Willock’s outstanding goal in the second half, moving them up to third place in the Premier League going into the World Cup break.
Both teams’ players got into a fight on the field during the game’s final minutes after Burn and Havertz squared off.
The Chelsea forward elbowed the Newcastle defender during their match at Stamford Bridge in March but was not sent off. As a result, the two players have a history together.
After the game on Saturday, when questioned about the incident, Burn responded that it was the intensity of the game.
He and Kai have previously run into each other, and it’s just a natural part of the game. You occasionally risk letting it win.
However, these things occur when you are in that situation, fighting to stay in the game during overtime, and want to win the match.
Newcastle has already surpassed the 30-point mark in the Premier League, a feat they did not accomplish until March of last year.
Howe said that it was good to hear that because last season was a very, very difficult one and not at all like the one we’re going through right now.
They simply want to rack up points as quickly as possible. The players tonight deserve enormous credit for what they delivered. They are all together, united, and fighting for the same cause at the moment.