Graham Potter is now feeling the heat at Chelsea after a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup has extended their torrid run of form.
Chelsea currently find themselves 10th in the Premier League table and now they have been dumped out of the FA Cup, a competition in which they made it to the final in last year.
Potter’s side did return from the international break with a spring in their step as they comfortably beat Bournemouth 2-0, but they have struggled to find their form since.
They now find themselves on a three-game winless run and looking short of ideas. Chelsea only managed to register one shot on target against City and were well beaten in the end.
The manager told reporters after the match: “The results in a small space of time are not positive. You can make excuses and look for reasons or say it isn’t good enough. Both of those answers are correct.
“We have to keep improving and stick together because clearly we are suffering as a football club and it’s not nice at all. But that’s where we are at the moment.
“We can’t do anything apart from do our jobs better and work harder. You understand the supporters’ frustration, we respect that. But our job is to keep working.”
Chelsea now find themselves 10 points adrift from the top four and badly out of form. Next up for Potter’s side is an away game against Fulham who will be fancying their chances.
Alan Shearer has had his say on the situation: From a Chelsea point of view that first half was not acceptable,” He told BBC. “I don’t care how many injuries you have, you still have to put a shift in and it’s embarrassing because they haven’t.
“It was nowhere near good enough. Look at their body language, they looked like they don’t want to be there – the energy and leadership has to come from the manager.
“Going forward they were so bad you wouldn’t believe it. They have been nothing short of pathetic in forward positions. They have a big week coming up, they have to show more.”
Despite their current run of form, Shearer still believes that Potter is the right man for the job adding: “They have to stick with him, it would be crazy to do anything else. They have spent a fortune again but are lacking someone who can put the ball in the back of the net.
“They have to stick together and stick with him and give him time to turn it around. There is a reason they went for him, a reason they took all his staff with him and they have to give him time.”
It’s clear to see that Potter himself is feeling the pressure right now and his hilarious reaction to Kai Havertz giving away a penalty from a handball sums up where he is at right now.
"Fuck me!" 😂😂😂
— Zan 🔴⚪⚫ (@MufcZan) January 8, 2023