Graham Potter told he has TWO games to avoid Chelsea’s dismissal
Graham Potter, the Blues manager, has now supervised just two wins in 15 games and has been told he has two games to preserve his career at Chelsea.
The Blues suffered another setback on Sunday, this time at Tottenham, where they had previously triumphed in the previous three seasons, as the hosts won 2-0 thanks to goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane.
Chelsea have now won only two of their past 15 games in all competitions, thereby ending their prospects of finishing in the top four, holding on by a thread in the Champions League, and being eliminated from the FA Cup.
Before the Spurs game, former Spurs player Jamie O’Hara stated that Potter had three games to improve his results. Now multiply that by two.
“Graham Potter’s next three games are: Tottenham, which is massive, Leeds, and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League,” he told talkSPORT.
“If he doesn’t get three big results, I think he could go. Chelsea fans don’t agree with me, Jason Cundy keeps saying ‘no, no, there’d be no point sacking him’. I’m telling you, he loses them next three games, he’s gone.”
Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Gus Poyet believes Potter might be fired much sooner.
He told BettingvSites: “As soon as you don’t win, you are out. That’s why, in my opinion, this game is much bigger for Chelsea than it is for Spurs.
” When everything surrounding the team; the press, the social media, is talking about the Graham Potter situation, it gets to a point where it is natural that the owners think it is better to change because it is a problem.
“That’s a thing where coaches are paying the price. We are not only depending on the way we work, and our relationships and results, but also maintaining the publicity around yourself and the team
“And I think this game, after the defeat to Southampton, I think the pressure has increased dramatically. As a coach, I don’t like it. I would love Graham to stay and make Chelsea play similar, maybe even better, than he did at Brighton. But he knows, and we all know, that you have to win.”