Graham Potter Starts New Chelsea Job With A Draw Against Salzburg In The UCL.

Graham Potter's time as Chelsea's new manager got off to a tense start as Raheem Sterling's goal against RB Salzburg at Stamford Bridge was equalized by Noah Okafor.

The outcome won't help their Champions League Group E campaign much because they are still at the bottom of the standings after two games.

Thomas Tuchel was fired last week after Chelsea's disappointing 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their European opener. Tuchel paid the ultimate price for not sharing the new ownership's long-term vision for Chelsea's future.

With respects also being paid to the Queen with a minute of silence and a silent walk to the ground by the away supporters, in the 21st minute, there was another time of appreciation, this time for Tuchel.

Chelsea fans had already decided against unveiling the giant Tuhcel banner that was prepared for him last season, and in a pre-arranged show of thanks to Tuchel, Chelsea fans stood up to applaud the Champions League winning coach, also chanting his song, "we've got super Tommy Tuchel."

At his official unveiling on tuesday,fo Potter, who was experiencing his first taste of top-tier european club play, revealed that he had never before attended a Champions League game, much less occupied the top seat in the bench.

In the 48th minute, Sterling gave chelsea the lead by collecting Mason Mount's low cross from the right, which Salzburg failed to adequately defend. this was the first goal of the potter era.

The unmarked England attacker had plenty of time and room to measure his shot before calmly bending one from within the 18-yard box into the bottom right corner.

With 15 minutes left, Salzburg equalized through top scorer Okafor. Thiago Silva had dived in to make a tackle, which had allowed junior Adamu, a substitute, to deliver a low cross. Then with the aid of a tiny deflection from Cesar Azpilicueta, Okafor applied a first-time finish.

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