Potter, who was hired in September to take over from Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked in the same month, handled his first game as the manager of Chelsea against RB Salzburg in a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Champions League.
However, due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, his Premier League debut was delayed until after the international break, when he led the team to a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Meanwhile, while speaking ahead of the game at Stamford bridge on Wednesday against the Italians, Potter revealed that Chelsea needs to do more to get their first win of this season’s UEFA Champions titles.
“We are playing against a different team, a different way of playing. A top team, just like Salzburg, every game is different. We have to be really, really good to get the result we want. We try for three points, it’s important to win your home games, but we are playing against a top opponent. We have to create a top atmosphere for our fans.” Graham Potter said in the pre-match conference.
Chelsea lost their first UEFA Champions League game in Zagreb with a 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb, a game that saw the sacking of Tuchel. The following fixture was a 1-1 draw at home to Austrian opponents Salzburg.
Chelsea is bottom of their group with a single point from two games so far. Meanwhile, they will be without N’Golo Kanté, while Manchester City will play against Copenhagen at Etihad.
Pep Guardiola’s side got a 6-3 win over City rivals Manchester United in the Premier League at the weekend. The Cityzens have won their previous two group games against Dortmund and Sevilla.