Graham Potter’s Chelsea are at risk of missing out on playing in the Champions League next season after winning only two Premier League games since the World Cup in Qatar.
Chelsea Online News:
Despite Chelsea‘s humbling 1-0 loss to Southampton on Saturday, Todd Boehly does not intend to fire Graham Potter.
James Ward-Prowse‘s stunning free kick helped the Saints defeat the Blues at Stamford Bridge. With Southampton remaining at the bottom of the standings, the outcome places Potter’s team in 10th place in the Premier League, 10 points behind Newcastle in fourth.
Following their most recent loss, Chelsea fans booed to express their dissatisfaction with Potter’s term. The Blues manager, who was just appointed five months ago, acknowledges the dissatisfaction among the fans and has promised to make every effort to make things right.
Even after Chelsea’s loss to Southampton, Chelsea chair Boehly and the rest of the board are still in support of Potter. They’ll help the Englishman—who still has four and a half years left on his contract—get through this existing situation.
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In September of last year, Thomas Tuchel was fired by Boehly’s group after they had successfully acquired Chelsea. The German managed the team for 20 months while winning three trophies and making it to three further finals.
Thomas Tuchel was still in control, but Boehly felt that was enough. After putting Brighton in the top 10 of the Premier League and earning praise for his work with Ostersund of Sweden and Swansea of the Championship, Potter stepped into the hot seat.
Potter’s time at Ostersund was particularly notable because he won the Swedish Cup and earned three promotions. In February 2018, he even led the underdogs to a Europa League victory over Arsenal, which allowed the Gunners to advance on goal difference.
Potter’s tenure at Stamford Bridge began brightly with three straight Premier League victories, but Chelsea‘s advancement was halted by three straight league losses prior to the World Cup in Qatar. Since then, they have only won two Premier League games.
Last Wednesday night, Chelsea lost 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and the setback on Saturday has raised more questions about the manager’s future. In a post-game interview, Potter replied to Chelsea’s boo boys.