Under-fire Graham Potter, the Chelsea manager, reportedly has just two games left to keep his position at Stamford Bridge despite continuing to receive public support from club officials
The Blues have now won just two of their last 15 games across all categories following Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham, placing the 47-year-old former Brighton head coach in a precarious situation.
Chelsea is a staggering 14 points off fourth place in the Premier League, meaning the west London team looks extremely unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season, despite American owner Todd Boehly spending close to £600m on new players since moving in last summer.
According to a study done by The Sun, Potter is currently the club’s worst-performing boss during the Premier League era. After winning just five of his 18 league games in charge, he has a top-flight win rate of just 27.8% overall. Given those statistics, it may not be shocking that in the day following their loss to Spurs.
According to the Telegraph, some of Chelsea’s high-profile recruits are said to have been surprised by the level of pressure being put on them, while others are said to be “furious” that they weren’t included in matchday squads due to the club’s overwhelming number of players. Competition for positions is expected to get even tougher with players like N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy, and Christian Pulisic soon to make their injury-related returns.
Given that Potter now confronts what could be the most important 10 days of his coaching career, Sky Bet has made the Chelsea manager the overwhelming favourite to be the next Premier League manager to resign from their position. If Potter can orchestrate a dramatic change at Stamford Bridge, only time will tell.