Graham Potter ‘has two matches’ to save Chelsea job as pressure intensifies
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Graham Potter reportedly has two matches to save his job as Chelsea manager after their recent poor run of form.
On Sunday afternoon, Chelsea were comfortably beaten by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur thanks to goals by Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane.
As a result of the defeat by Spurs, Chelsea have now lost three consecutive matches without scoring a single goal, whilst they have only won twice in their last 15 games.
Another defeat against Dortmund will surely spell the end of any hopes of a trophy for Chelsea this season.
Potter’s every move has been put under the microscope after Chelsea owner Todd Boehly splashed out over £300 million in the January transfer window on the likes of Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and David Fofana.
The Stamford Bridge club were expected to climb up the table swiftly after the big spending but they are yet to click into gear.
According to the Daily Mail, Potter is fearful that the huge squad at his disposal is having a negative impact on his training sessions.
Due to the sheer amount of players, it has been reported that Potter has had to shy away from his preferred method of putting on 11 v 11 matches during training in order to involve all players.
This has led to Potter struggling to maintain continuity during each session.
Potter said earlier this month: “There are challenges when you've got that many players.
“There are challenges in terms of what role they play because most players want to play. They want to play, be on the pitch and help the team. When they are not, it is a challenge and it is a challenge for lots of reasons at this football club.
“When you go through a period of transition and the steps we've gone through then there are going to be periods when it is going to be tougher than you ideally want – it's not optimal. I am not complaining about it and I have to do my best to support and manage the club. Step by step I want to put the team in a better place than when I arrived.”
Will Potter manage to turn Chelsea’s form around? Only time will tell.