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Potter questioned amid Chelsea quotes

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BBC pundit Chris Sutton has questioned Chelsea supervisor Graham Potter after his feedback to the press following the membership’s current draw.

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The Blues have been unable to choose up all three factors on the weekend within the Premier League as they needed to accept only a attract an away journey to Nottingham Forest.

Raheem Sterling had put Chelsea forward however they failed to carry onto their lead as Steve Cooper’s males hit again within the second half because of Serge Aurier, together with his strike being sufficient to see the match finish 1-1.

Talking after the draw, the Chelsea boss was quoted on BBC Radio Present 606 as saying that the membership ‘have to just accept’ that they aren’t fairly nearly as good as they wish to be in the meanwhile.

He stated: “It’s irritating, and clearly we have now expectations and need to do higher. However in the meanwhile, we’re not fairly the place we need to be and we have now to just accept that.”

Reacting to this on the identical radio present, Sutton appeared fairly shocked at simply how blunt Potter had been together with his evaluation and questioned the knowledge of all of it.

Certainly, he stated:  “Very sincere, Graham Potter was there, however if you happen to’re a Chelsea fan, is that the type of language you need to hear? Speaking the workforce down, under par?”

Do you assume Potter will nonetheless be at Chelsea this time subsequent yr?




Room for enchancment

After that draw towards Forest, Chelsea now discover themselves on 25 factors after 16 league video games. Extremely, they’re degree with native rivals Fulham who’ve performed yet another sport than the Blues.

This implies, Potter and his facet are eighth within the desk and 7 factors behind Manchester United (in fourth), with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur additionally above the Blues however not inside the highest 4.

On that proof, the Chelsea supervisor isn’t precisely incorrect to counsel that his gamers aren’t delivering the outcomes the membership ought to count on. Nonetheless, it’s as much as him to get them to enhance and it received’t encourage nice confidence from the followers, the board, or the gamers to listen to Potter sound so defeatist in his angle.

If he can’t flip issues round quickly, it stays to be seen simply how affected person Todd Boehly might be.

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