Graham Potter is unlikely to be fired even if Chelsea loses to Tottenham Hotspurs in the London derby on Sunday, but the Englishman will face a strong backlash and harsh criticism from fans who appear to have lost faith in him.
Despite spending over £600 million in just two transfer windows this season, the West London club is struggling. They were eliminated from the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. They are unlikely to finish in the top four or six in the Premier League this season, and their UCL campaign is nearing an end after losing the first leg of the Round of 16 match against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park in Germany.
Chelsea’s defense hasn’t been terrible this season, but the offense has been irritatingly blunt and dull.
Kai Havertz is Chelsea’s top Premier League scorer this season, with 5 Premier League goals. A team that wants to compete for a title will not have a player with only 5 goals as their top scorer.
Chelsea could have won convincingly against Borussia Dortmund last week in Germany, but the Blues squandered numerous chances.
Chelsea has scored just four goals in ten games this season, and they have only one goal in four games in February.
In order to win, a team must score goals. I mean, having a great defense will only get you to a draw. This means that you must score goals in order to win; when you are unable to score and defend, you begin to lose.