Tue 07 March 2023 | 10:09

"It'll be a special night" - Chelsea manager Potter excited for clash with Dortmund

Chelsea manager Graham Potter says the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund will be a special night at Stamford Bridge.


who beat Leeds United on Saturday after six games without a win, will face


in the second leg of their

Champions League

last 16 round on Tuesday. The Blues lost the first leg with one goal in Germany.

In his press conference, Potter said his players are excited about this game, and it will be a special night at Stamford Bridge.

"I agree it's a big game, an exciting game,"

he said.

"[It is] a chance to go through to the last eight of the Champions League. It'll be a special night.

"Our thoughts are on being positive and trying to win the game. It's a good challenge for us, a big challenge for us. We're excited for it and looking forward to it."

Potter also confirmed that N'Golo Kante will miss the game, but Reece James has a chance to be ready.   

"Reece [James], we'll make a decision on tomorrow,"

he added.

"Christian Pulisic is in the squad, but it is too soon for N'Golo [Kante] but he's looking good [to return soon].

"It's a complex one because he has had a long time out. It'll be a case of how we get him back up to speed to play Premier League or Champions League football."

Joao Felix who joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid on loan in January has yet to score for them, but Potter said Felix already has shown his quality.

He said:

"His quality is clear. He makes things happen from an attacking perspective.

"[He] has hit the bar twice and had other chances. The fact he can play in many positions is good. We've used him more centrally, but he can play anywhere in the attacking phase of the game."

source: SportMob

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