Chelsea boss Graham Potter is under pressure: Graham Potter is under pressure at Chelsea, but he still has the support of at least one of the club’s owners.
Sitting 10th in the Premier League and 14 points away from fourth-placed Tottenham, Chelsea have only won once in their last 11 matches in all competitions, with four goals scored in the same period. Additionally, they haven’t come out victorious in any away match since October 16.
The loss against Tottenham on Sunday intensified the focus on Potter’s role at Stamford Bridge, however, the consensus is that replacing the manager now would be a step in the wrong direction for the Blues, particularly due to the investments made in fresh players and the creation of an organization based on the head coach.
Since the arrival of new Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have spent more than £600m in bringing in 19 new players to the squad, including Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez for a British transfer record fee of £106.8m
However, results have failed to pick up for Potter, who left Brighton to join Chelsea last September, signing a five-year deal in west London.
He has now won just nine of his 26 matches as Chelsea boss since being recruited from Brighton in September, and their defeat in north London means his side are on their longest run without an away win in the Premier League in 22 years.
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 at the third round stage of both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup by Manchester City.