Journalist states importance of Champions League qualification to Graham Potter’s Chelsea job
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Top-four finish would be a target for Gram Potter to save his job.

Since the appointment of Graham Pooter as Chelsea’s head, the club is having poor form across all competitions.

The former Brighton manager has been slammed for his influence on Chelsea’s style. He might be sacked from the job if the Blues does not finish in the top four at the end of the season. It’s highly expected that Chelsea lose the Champions League qualification.

As journalist Ben Jacobs stated on Si & Dan discuss Chelsea (h/t Football.London), Potter will be expected to ensure Chelsea’s place in the Champions League next season. Although if that doesn’t happen, his job may still be safe.

“The final thing to add on Potter is that he asked when he joined, what would happen if Champions League football wasn’t achieved, and he was told very clearly that the top four was the target (it always will be, at worst, at a club like Chelsea, and quite rightly so), but his job didn’t depend on it.”

“This has since been reiterated directly to Potter by Behdad Eghbali. Potter would never have left Brighton if he believed he could plausibly be out of work before the season is out or within his first full year.”

Chelsea’s poor show in Premier League is putting pressure on Graham Potter and owner Todd Boehly. Even there are some reports that Potter might be sacked this season if the performance continues like this. Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino would be a possible candidate.

However, according to Jacobs’ comments, it seems that Potter’s job is safe at Chelsea for the time being.

The Blues have been eliminated from all domestic tournaments. They would look to end this season on a high note. They have Champions League and Premier League games now.

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