first match as Chelsea manager.

After joining Chelsea at the start of the season, Sterling played in the forward line under Thomas Tuchel, either as a winger or a false 9, but Potter gave him a new role for the match against Red Bull Salzburg, deploying him as a left wing-back.

The 27-year-old was able to make an impact, being given a license to get forward and scoring his side's only goal of the night.

Sterling was asked about his new position after the match, explaining to BT Sport: "I played in a slightly different role here under the manager and it was one that I enjoyed, playing out wide here, and over time it'll get better."