Chelsea manager Graham Potter has had his share of problems as a result of the team’s poor results despite spending over 300 million euros on January signings. His call to leave the club was exacerbated by the team’s 1-0 loss to Southampton at Stamford Bridge yesterday.
Chelsea was defeated after a first-half free kick by James Ward Prowse proved decisive. Chelsea is still in tenth place in the league, 11 points from relegation.
Following the club’s poor performances, fans have called on the club’s owners to fire the manager; fans have been enraged by the decisions Potter has made on the sidelines.
Potter’s decision to rest star players like James and Silva, as well as bench wonder kid Mudryk and new signing Raheem Sterling, who completely changed the game after being subbed on in the second half, has enraged fans.
In his post-match press conference, Potter defended himself by emphasizing that he was not the source of the club’s problems.
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“I’m sure some people think I’m Chelsea’s problem. I don’t want to prevent them from expressing their views, even if I disagree with them. I’m here to assist the team “Potter stated.
The Chelsea board is said to support Potter and believe he will deliver results in the long run. On Saturday, the team will face Tottenham Hotspur.