With recent bad results, Todd Boehly seems to have reasons to fire Graham Potter and here are 4 reasons for the Chelsea owner to do this.
Chelsea go into today’s clash with Newcastle as a club in crisis. The Blues have been in poor form lately, having failed to win any of their last five domestic matches in the Premier League and Carabao Cup. So with Graham Potter toiling in the dugout, Express Sport now takes a look at four reasons Todd Boehly may already have to axe the 47-year-old despite only just taking over in September.
Let’s start with the obvious.
Results at Chelsea have been going from bad to worse, with the bright start of Potter’s reign quickly subsiding.
They’ve failed to win any of their last five domestic matches, which has only added to the doom and gloom mood around Stamford Bridge these days.
Chelsea were poor in defeats to Manchester City Arsenal and Brighton – while they also looked flat in draws against Manchester United and Brentford
Potter knows he needs results to last at Stamford Bridge, especially with Boehly already showing how trigger-happy he can be…
Even worse performances
It’s not as though Chelsea have been unlucky, either. They’ve been poor in most matches this season, a far cry from their usual selves.
City comprehensively outplayed them in their Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday night, with goals from Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez giving the hosts the win.
Brighton outfought them in their own 4-1 victory, while Arsenal were superior when they met at Stamford Bridge last Sunday.
Even in draws to Brentford and United, Chelsea were arguably fortunate to get anything from either game.
And with performances getting worse with each passing fixture, there’s yet to be a real indication Potter has got what it takes to turn the tide.
Potter arrived at Chelsea pledging to do things his way, despite his lack of experience when it comes to managing at the top.
And some of his decision-making has left much to be desired.
Playing Raheem Sterling at wing-back defies belief, especially given how deadly the forward has been in stints at Manchester City and Liverpool earlier in his career.
Putting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in and out of the team hampers the Gabon international, while his defensive selections have also raised eyebrows.
Potter is unproven at this level and that he’s been so happy to tinker suggests he’s still unsure over who he can trust – and who he can’t.
Top managers are still available
Boehly backed Potter to be his man but there are arguably better options out there when it comes to the Chelsea job.
Two, in particular, stand out.
Mauricio Pochettino remɑins a free agent, with the Argentine out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain back in the summer.
With the duo both there for the taking, Boehly could be tempted to wield the axe if Chelsea slump to yet another disappointing defeat to high-flying Newcastle today.