Graham Potter: Chelsea boss under pressure but has backing from at least one of club’s owners | Football News

Graham Potter is under pressure at Chelsea but still has the backing of at least one of the club’s owners.

Chelsea have won just once in their last 11 matches in all competitions – scoring four goals in that time – while they haven’t managed an away win since October 16.

Defeat by Tottenham on Sunday increased scrutiny of Potter’s position at Stamford Bridge, but the feeling is that a change of managers now would be a step backwards, not forwards, for the Blues, especially given the investment made to new players and building a new structure. around the coach.

Potter left Brighton for Chelsea last September, signing a five-year contract.

He has won just nine of his 26 games in charge and the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham left Chelsea in 10th place in the Premier League table and 14 points behind fourth-placed Spurs.

They were also beaten 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund, having already been knocked out in the third round of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup by Manchester City.

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Potter’s Chelsea are on the decline – how long will the owners’ support last?

Graham Potter looks over the Tottenham Hotspur stadium
Graham Potter looks over the Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Chelsea have continued to slide under Graham Potter despite owner support and January’s record spending – and now fan support is eroding.

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Sky Sports’ Paul Merson:

“It’s the worst I’ve seen at Chelsea in over 20 years. The fans are angry now. I was at the Tottenham game on Sunday and this is the most hostile I’ve heard from the Chelsea support.

“I think Graham Potter will take the next two games, Leeds and Dortmund in the Champions League. It doesn’t matter what happens in the Leeds game, it all depends on the Dortmund game.

“It’s the only competition Chelsea can win, they’re out of the FA Cup and they’re not going to be in the top four and there’s no way they’re going to a Champions League game without a manager, it’s pointless. People may say it won’t be worse, but it won’t be better. It’s a huge week.

“At Tottenham, they didn’t seem to score goals in a year on Sundays. Mykhailo Mudryk is an £88 million signing sitting on the bench, he tells you he’s not Potter’s player. If he was his player he would have gone to the board and said that he needed him and should play him.

“When Chelsea lost 1-0 at Dortmund, I thought they would definitely beat them in the second leg. Since then, I don’t see how he will score two goals in one game.

“They never seemed to score at Spurs. I could have played for Chelsea on Sunday when they had the ball because it was so slow – and I’m 54! I can’t run anymore but I can pass the ball and I could play in team, it was slow, sideways, backwards, I can play like that at my age.

“Chelsea’s biggest game is Tottenham and it was unbearable. They could still be playing now and they wouldn’t have scored. I can’t remember once being excited in the game by them.

“Chelsea beat Tottenham four out of four last season, twice in the cups, twice in the league and then they had Heung-Min Son playing with fire. Now he’s coming off the bench and they still can’t get a result. .

“I like Potter, they’ve got to give him a chance, but one goal in six games, one win in 11, two wins in 16. That’s absolutely unbelievable. It’s outstanding.”

Chelsea’s next five games…

Saturday March 4: Leeds (H) – Premier League, kick-off at 15:00

Tuesday, March 7: Borussia Dortmund (H) – Champions League, start at 20:00

Saturday March 11: Leicester City (A) – Premier League, kick-off at 15:00

Saturday March 18: Everton (H) – Premier League, start at 17.30

Saturday April 1: Aston Villa (H) – Premier League, start at 17.30

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