Last Update: February 27, 2023, 19:02 IST
Chelsea fans were left fuming after the London giants fell short to Tottenham Hotspur, who won the highly anticipated derby 2-0, conceding their ninth defeat in the ongoing Premier League season on Sunday.
Following another humiliating result, current Blues manager Graham Potter received a massive backlash with supporters urging club officials to sack him immediately.
Chelsea, who finished third last season, are currently tenth in this year’s Premier League standings with only 31 points from 24 games so far.
As Chelsea’s poor form continued to worry fans, they expressed their frustration on social media, calling for Potter to be sacked midway through the season.
Tagging Chelsea boss Todd Bohli, a fan gave his take on Graham Potter’s sacking. Furthermore, he asked for former manager Thomas Tuchel to be brought back.
Another fan highlighted Potter’s lack of engagement in the ongoing match, saying, “This is another issue of Graham Potter’s which I cannot accept. Whenever there is an interruption in play, the opposition coach uses that period To top up the players with tactical instructions. Potter is standing there and not talking to anyone. It’s inexcusable.
Another Graham Potter issue I can’t accept. Whenever there is a stoppage in play, the opposing coach uses that period to top up the players with tactical instructions. The potter is standing not saying anything to anyone!! unforgivable. @matt_law_dt @SJohnsonSports @liam_twomey #cfc— Seed (@Smashedthatflop) February 27, 2023
One fan, incensed by Chelsea’s long run of poor form, commented scathingly, saying, “Graham Potter has nothing to offer to Chelsea FC. The board should already know about it.”
One user referred to Graham Potter’s post-match presser after Sunday’s London derby and tweeted, “Week and week doing the same thing, saying players did their best when in fact they were poor And were performing less than a majority.”
Forget the actual performance and result of the team, Graham Potter’s post interview just infuriates me. It’s the same thing week after week, to say the players did their best when in fact they were poor and the majority weren’t performing.- Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) February 27, 2023
Here are some other responses:
It’s February 27, 2023 and Graham Potter is still our coach. ok- evans (@coolest_evans) February 27, 2023
Can we have very little Graham Potter news, like, nothing at all unless it’s news that he’s been sacked? Cheers fab.- Chop (@TweetingChop) February 27, 2023
Even Ole Solskjaer is way better than Graham Potter. Worst Chelsea coach in football history. 💔 pic.twitter.com/r7R9IrZRto
— 🙂 Michael Scofield Junior (@mckin_love) February 27, 2023
Graham Potter was appointed as Chelsea manager following the departure of Thomas Tuchel, who left the club in September last year.
Prior to his arrival in London, Potter enjoyed a commendable spell as Brighton’s manager, which resulted in him being offered a job at Stamford Bridge. Since his arrival, Chelsea have only managed to win five Premier League matches.
They also failed to get off to a great start in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage, being beaten 1–0 by Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last 16 tie.
In an effort to strengthen their squad, Chelsea spent over £250 million signing seven new faces during the January transfer window. However, the transfers have not made any impact on his performance so far. Looking ahead to Sunday’s big match, Chelsea may enjoy more possession than their London rivals, with goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane in the second half sealing the deal for Tottenham.
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