Graham Potter’s job at Chelsea is not in danger right now, there is a consensus around Stamford Bridge that things need to get better soon.
Thomas Tuchel’s replacement, Potter, was hand-picked by Chelsea’s new owners, Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, who have promised to support the former Brighton manager as part of a long-term endeavour.
The Blues have fallen farther than most expected, despite the fact that Chelsea was ready for a transitional season. With six losses in their last nine games, Potter’s team has dropped to tenth place in the Premier League and already appears unlikely to qualify for the Champions League.
There is a lot of pressure on Potter from the fans, who have understandably grown disgruntled. According to reports, Chelsea’s management has made it clear that things need to change quickly.
Boehly has informed Potter that he still has his trust and would give him the chance to turn around the team’s current problems.
Potter’s quest to bounce back from consecutive defeats to Manchester City begins on Thursday with a short trip to high-flying Fulham, with Crystal Palace and Liverpool also on the agenda in January.
February will see Chelsea face Fulham once again, as well as West Ham, Southampton and Tottenham. They will also begin their Champions League knockout campaign with a trip to Borussia Dortmund on February 15.
The Chelsea leadership anticipates a noticeable improvement in performance during that time, with fresh players being found to support Potter’s cause.
Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix is moving to Chelsea on a six-month loan, while the Blues are also interested in signing Gladbach striker Marcus Thuram before his deal ends in the summer.