Potter suffers his first defeat with Chelsea on his return to Brighton

BRIGHTON, England: Graham Potter’s return to his ex club Brighton & Hove Albion has transformed in a nightmare, as he suffered his first defeat since taking in charge Chelsea, who stumbled 4-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Potter left Brighton to take on the role of Chelsea manager, replacing Thomas Tuchel last month. Under his leadership, Chelsea were unaware of defeat in nine games in all competitions before visiting Brighton. But the hosts started the game strong against a team that seemed to be losing concentration, and they carried on in advantage after five minutes with a goal signed by Leandro Trossar. Brighton’s attempts continued, which doubled the score with a reverse goal, when Ruben Loftus-Cheek mistakenly converted a corner kick, before his team-mate Trevor Chalubah made a mistake to score the 3-0 three minutes before the end of the first half. Chelsea improved in the second half, narrowing the difference after three minutes thanks to Kai Havertz, but the team’s revival stopped on this goal. Pascal Gross scored the fourth goal in injury time as Brighton scored their first win under new manager Roberto de Zerpe. With this win, Brighton advance to seventh, while Chelsea remain fifth, eight points behind leaders Manchester City. (Reuters)