Marc Cucurella chases Michail Antonio back
Potter was keen to stress the point that the Spanish full-back hasn’t become a bad player overnight and was subjected to interest from other clubs when at Brighton during the period when Potter was the Seagulls boss.
- Joao Felix went straight back into the Chelsea team, in place of Mason Mount, while Noni Madueke and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also started.
- West Ham boss David Moyes named an unchanged team from the 1-1 draw with Newcastle, with Tomas Soucek again benched.
“Supporters are entitled to opinion, they just want the team to do well,” he said.
“Marc isn’t in his best moment but at the same time he’s been part of a team that got clean sheets at Anfield and Fulham. In the summer, I know as I was the selling club, there was another club interested in him and from their points in the Premier League club that club is a good football club.
“Marc hasn’t become a bad player. Some players can go through bad times. We need to stick with him and try to help him but at the same time supporters are entitled to their opinion. I won’t be critical of that. That’s what we have to work with.”