The management of Graham Potter’s team in recent weeks has allegedly ‘impressed’ Chelsea players
Chelsea’s manager has been under intense criticism recently due to a recent run of form that saw them win just two games in 14 appearances.
However, the Blues have won their last two games, defeating Leeds 1-0 at the weekend and Borussia Dortmund 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League after trailing 1-0 after the first leg. The pressure on the former Brighton manager increased as a result of Chelsea’s recent form and goal drought, but the west London club’s new owners have stayed steadfast in their support of the 47-year-old.
The Telegraph claims that although the players have been “reassured” by Potter’s heart-to-heart talks and “impressed by his handling of the squad,” “doubt” has begun to creep in about his ability to turn things around at Stamford Bridge. They claim that Potter has opted to listen to the views of others rather than ‘dishing out his own orders’ in a bid to get the club moving forward.
In addition to removing Hakim Ziyech and Mykhailo Mudryk from the starting lineup for the last few games, Potter reinstated Marc Cucurella to the lineup for Dortmund’s win after leaving the under-fire defender completely out of the squad for the previous three weeks.
Additionally, he used a back four for the majority of his first few games in command before switching to a back three for their last two games. The Blues’ next match is away at Leicester City before facing Everton at home.
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