Romano expects Chelsea to back Graham Potter

Chelsea will continue to give Graham Potter time at Stamford Bridge but there is tension building following their latest defeat on the weekend.

How much longer will Potter be given?

The results since Potter’s arrival in London have simply not been good enough with the club now on a run of just two wins from their last 15 league games.

And the latest defeat will have been extra frustrating for Chelsea fans with the game coming against their London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.

The gap to the Champions League spots has now grown to a damning 14 points with a smaller gap now to Everton who sit inside the bottom three.

Despite the defeat, Fabrizio Romano has said on his YouTube channel that the 47-year-old is still expected to be given the backing from the board:

(2:00) “The reality is that internally at Chelsea, many people into the club feel the same that he deserves some time. And this is why they’ve always been protecting and supporting the manager. And this is still the message right after the game: time to support the manager time to back the manager.”

Is Potter solely to blame for Chelsea’s form?

It does seem as if the Englishman is struggling to get the best out of the huge number of arrivals which came through the doors over the January transfer window.

However, there does have to be question marks over whether the club have handed Potter with an opportunity to succeed given he has not previously managed a club of this size.

Perhaps this may suggest he is out of his depth at this level, but regular changes are being made to his starting XI almost in an attempt to keep his huge squad happy.

Is it time for Potter to be sacked?





And it is apparent this is not working with their poor run of form there for everyone to see.

What is clear is the Blues are struggling in front of goal having only scored more than once in a league game on one occasion since October.

Chelsea have only returned eight goals from their last 15 league games and it is apparent Potter is short in terms of quality options at striker.

However, there will be the cynical view that he has a surplus of quality in other forward areas in which he is seemingly struggling to get the best out of.

In their game against Spurs on Sunday, the visitors were only able to test Fraser Forster on two occasions despite enjoying the majority of the possession (via SofaScore).

And as the results do not provide much to shout about for the Blues, the performances are perhaps offering just as little optimism for the fans.