The team was the only one to maintain a 100 per cent record against Spurs at their home stadium, and a win would have relieved some of the pressure on Potter’s shoulders.
Potter’s position has been under scrutiny
Sunday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was seen as a critical moment for Chelsea’s manager, Graham Potter. The team was the only one to maintain a 100 per cent record against Spurs at their home stadium, and a win would have relieved some of the pressure on Potter’s shoulders. However, a loss would have exacerbated the situation, and it’s precisely what happened. Spurs defeated Chelsea 2-0, causing yet another disappointing performance from the London-based team. Potter’s position has been under scrutiny, particularly after the disheartening loss at home to Southampton last weekend, leading to calls for his dismissal. Unfortunately, the defeat against Spurs and the poor performance have increased the criticism against him. It is unclear what the future holds for Potter, but the team’s poor performance and lack of goals have raised concerns about his ability to lead Chelsea.
Chelsea has only scored six goals in all competitions since November 6
Potter replaced the popular Thomas Tuchel in September, and it’s hard to see any significant improvements since he took over. During the latter part of Tuchel’s time, the team struggled to score goals, but Potter has taken it to a new level. Chelsea has only scored six goals in all competitions since November 6, the fewest of any team in the top four tiers of English football. In contrast, Manchester United has scored 40 more goals in the same period. Potter has also failed to replicate Tuchel’s ability to produce strong performances and results in the biggest games. The team has played 24 matches in the league season and has yet to win against any top-half side. Potter has made an average of 3.9 changes to the team per Premier League game, which is the highest rate of any team in the competition’s history.
Potter has overseen one win in 11 games in all competitions
However, this suggests that he doesn’t know his best XI, which could be due to the injuries the team has faced and the number of players added to Chelsea’s squad since the new owners arrived. The new players, 19 in total, were some of the most sought-after in Europe and were brought in to improve the squad. However, this has failed to happen, and the team continues to struggle despite the significant spending. Since the January transfer window, Potter has overseen one win in 11 games in all competitions, with the team scoring just four goals in that time. The situation at Chelsea is precarious, and Potter’s position is uncertain. However, it’s crucial to note that it’s not just the manager who is responsible for the team’s poor performance.
The players themselves must also take responsibility and work together to improve the situation. It remains to be seen what the future holds for Potter and Chelsea, but it’s clear that significant changes are needed if the team is to recover from their current poor form.