Potter left amused after spotting picture on wall of Chelsea’s training ground

Chelsea's new boss Graham Potter was left amused in the capital when he spotted a picture of Ben Roberts on the walls of the Blues’ training ground.

Roberts is one of the coaches Potter took to Chelsea from Brighton after being announced by the Blues last week. Roberts upped sticks from the South Coast to join Potter as a goalkeeping coach in west London as Potter looks to slap his own identity on the Blues.

First-team coaches Bjorn Hamberg and Bruno and assistant head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay all also joined Potter at Stamford Bridge. But Roberts has history at Stamford Bridge.

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As a reserve keeper at Middlesbrough, Roberts made 16 appearances over the course of seven years between 1993 and 2000.

One of those appearances came against Chelsea in the 1997 FA Cup final – where the Blues easily dispatched Bryan Robson's side. Roberto Di Matteo found the net after just 43 seconds, setting the tone for the remainder of the clash.

And it's the image of Di Matteo beating Roberts that's immortalised in print on the walls of Cobham – to the delight of Potter, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

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Potter will be hoping to emulate Di Matteo at Chelsea, who, from the dugout, led Chelsea to the 2012 Champions League title.


Di Matteo's side produced the ultimate smash and grab as they pickpocketed Bayern Munich in their own backyard to claim a first European triumph.


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