Potter understands questions over Chelsea future

9 months ago 238

4:44 PM GMT

  • James OlleySenior Writer, ESPN FC

Graham Potter said helium "hasn't done capable astatine Chelsea to person excessively overmuch bully faith" arsenic unit mounts connected his presumption aft Sunday's 2-0 decision at Tottenham Hotspur.

Second-half goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane condemned Chelsea to their ninth Premier League decision of the season, leaving them 14 points disconnected the apical four.

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Sources person told ESPN that the club's owners, led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, stay supportive of Potter but are mindful of increasing unrest wrong the club's fanbase.

That resoluteness could beryllium tested arsenic the anticipation of qualifying for adjacent season's Champions League continues to recede but Potter cited the hard spells Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp endured astatine Arsenal and Liverpool respectively arsenic examples the nine should follow.

"There's ever that question [over the owner's loyalty], absolutely," Potter said. "You can't halt that question portion the results are similar determination are and I judge it. It is portion of the job. We were talking earlier the crippled astir watching [the Amazon documentary] All oregon Nothing and Arsenal. Two years into Mikel's reign he's adjacent to getting the sack, radical wanted him retired and it is simply a disaster.

"Obviously now, things person changed a small bit. That's conscionable the mode it is. Look astatine Jurgen's situation. He doesn't get results and each of a abrupt radical privation him out. That's conscionable the quality of football. I haven't done capable astatine this nine to person excessively overmuch bully religion and I besides judge that arsenic well.

"My occupation is not to interest excessively overmuch astir that. I recognize the question and wherever it comes from. I conscionable effort to absorption connected the team, support supporting the players due to the fact that I truly similar these players. They are bully lads, they privation to bash better, they privation to triumph but astatine the infinitesimal we are suffering. That's my responsibility."

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