Gabby Agbonlahor tells Chelsea to SACK Graham Potter over post-match remarks after Southampton defeat
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Gabby Agbonlahor has called on Graham Potter to be “sacked” over his post-match interview after Chelsea’s shock 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday.
James Ward-Prowse’s stunning free-kick beat Chelsea No 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga in first-half injury time to send Southampton into the lead at St Mary’s.
Chelsea were unable to break down a resilient Southampton and the Saints maintained their lead to secure all three points at home.
The Blues’ latest setback has left Potter’s men languishing in 10th place, with Chelsea 10 points adrift from the Premier League top four.
Potter has faced mounting criticism over Chelsea’s poor run of form and after the Premier League club’s lavish spending spree in the January transfer window.
Speaking after the match, the Chelsea boss claimed his side were forced to make changes after their 1-0 Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
“You have to see it for what it is. We had to make some changes because of the Champions League,” Potter said.
“We’ve had to make some changes because of the situation we’re in and boys coming back from injury.
“When you make those changes, it can be difficult against a team that is well prepared.”
😳 JO’H: “Graham Potter- is he winding me up?! This is Chelsea Football Club!”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 18, 2023
👀 GA: “He should be sacked for that post-match interview!”
O’Hara & Agbonlahor are left stunned after #CFC boss Graham Potter’s post-match interview with talkSPORT! 😱 pic.twitter.com/HAXiSdONIv
Agbonlahor pulled no punches towards Potter over his post-match remarks and called out the Chelsea boss over his “complaining.”
Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “He should be sacked for that post-match interview.
“What are you talking about? They haven’t got a manager, you’re playing a team in disarray who can’t get back-to-back wins together.
“You’re complaining that you’ve had to bring Mykhailo Mudryk off the bench and start Joao Felix? Are you joking me?
“Poor Graham! Poor you, Graham… Wow… I think as well… There is an English bias.”
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