Chelsea owners discuss Graham Potter’s future via ‘communication’ ahead of Newcastle defeat


Chelsea manager Graham Potter has seen his team lose the last three Premier League games, including this weekend’s game against Newcastle.

Graham Potter was reportedly told by Chelsea owners shortly before the Blues’ 1-0 loss to Newcastle that they had full faith in his long-term project at the club. There has been growing discontent among fans at Stamford Bridge following a poor run that has seen the team lose their last three Premier League games to Brighton, Arsenal and most recently Newcastle.

Potter has only been in charge of Chelsea for two months, but fans are already beginning to grow exasperated with the club’s progress under him after seeing little improvement in performances under Thomas Tuchel.

The team have failed to drop to eighth in the league after going winless in five league games and were knocked out of the League Cup by Manchester City last week.

However, Chelsea planned to look long term with their appointment of Potter and it looks like this is something they will stick to despite the team’s poor form. Athletic informs that this was communicated to the Englishman before the match at St James’ Park with the club unwavering in its commitment to the project that is just beginning.

The comments weren’t the dreaded vote of confidence managers are often given before they’re inevitably fired, but simply a reaffirmation of what they’re trying to accomplish together.

The success of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and, more recently, Mikel Arteta at Arsenal have shown what can be achieved when clubs keep faith in their long-term prospects and this is something Chelsea can look to achieve with Potter. .

Speaking after the 1-0 loss at St James’ Park, the former Brighton manager blamed injuries and a tight schedule for his team’s poor run of form with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Cesar Azpilicueta the latest pair to suffer problems. in the northeast.

“It’s not nice not to get results,” he admitted. “It’s as simple as that, but I need to see why that is and what we’ve had to deal with.” It has not been an easy journey. We have played many games and some injuries to key players have destabilized us, as you can see today. I have just come out of an extremely difficult period.


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