Pressure Mounts on Graham Potter despite Support from Chelsea’s Owners

Graham Potter is Under Pressure at Chelsea but Still Has Support from Owners. Chelsea manager Graham Potter is facing increasing pressure at Stamford Bridge, but the club’s owners have still expressed their faith in the former Brighton boss. Despite recording just one win in their last 11 matches in all competitions, the Blues have failed to part ways with Potter.

The London side has been downward since Potter took over the reins in September last year. With the club lying 10th in the Premier League table and 14 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, the situation is far from ideal. Moreover, they have not recorded a victory in any away match since October 16.

The defeat against Tottenham on Sunday only increases the scrutiny on Potter’s position at the club. However, the feeling is that changing managers now would be a step backwards, not forwards, for the Blues. It is largely down to the investment made in new players and the new structure built around the head coach.

Since the arrival of the new Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership at Chelsea, the club has spent more than £600 million in bringing in 19 new players to the squad, including Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez for a British transfer record fee of £106.8 million.

Despite the influx of talent, results have failed to pick up for Potter. He has now won just nine of his 26 matches as Chelsea boss, and the side’s defeat in north London means they are on their longest run without an away win in the Premier League in 22 years.

On top of this, they have also been knocked out at the third round stage of both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup by Manchester City, as well as losing the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund.

Despite all this, it appears that Potter still has the backing of the owners. He was signed on a five-year deal, suggesting they have faith in his long-term project at the club. It is also worth noting that the club are yet to make any official statement regarding a potential managerial change. For now, Potter’s future at the club remains uncertain.

However, it is clear that the owners are still behind him and willing to give him time to turn things around. It will be interesting to see how the situation develops in the coming weeks and months. Whatever happens, Potter will certainly be doing everything he can to ensure that Chelsea can compete for honors again soon.

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