Graham Potter is lost. Chelsea bosses seem to be gradually agreeing that after 17 official matches, the English coach is not the right face for the technical bench.
In the last 7 matches on all fronts, Chelsea only had 1 win and received 5 defeats. It is worth noting that they reacted very weakly, having not scored in these 5 defeats.
Potter once made a lot of impressions when he just took the lead at Chelsea, replacing Thomas Tuchel, with 3 consecutive victories in the Premier League.
However, the sweet days quickly passed. The former Brighton manager now can’t distinguish which players are essential to the team and which are the substitutes.
Not only that, but Graham Potter was also unable to locate the players on the field, leading to a mess of the system.
In round 19 of the Premier League, during the reception of Man City on the eve of Epiphany, Captain Potter lost his compass.
The sad night at Stamford Bridge began with Sterling’s injury and leaving the pitch after just five minutes. Pulisic also followed when half the time had not passed.
The personnel losses led to a serious disturbance in the already unbalanced squad. As a result, Chelsea were forced to accept empty-handed when Mahrez scored the only goal for Man City in the 63rd minute, from Grealish’s assist.
Graham Potter easily lost his job
In the Premier League alone, Chelsea only won 1 of the last 8 matches. Meaning “The Blues” won 4 out of 24 possible points.
No other club in the top flight of English football has won so little during this same period.
As a result, Chelsea is currently ranked 10th in the Premier League, 10 points away from the 4th position that MU holds.
The crisis of the London team does not take place only in the Premier League.
In their first match in the League Cup, the tournament in which they reached the final last season, Chelsea lost 0-2 to Man City. Thus, “The Blues” lost 4 consecutive matches to “The Citizens” without scoring. Two of these were trained by Potter.
Graham Potter as an apprentice coach in the face of Pep Guardiola. This is his 8th defeat after 9 times with the Spaniard.
After Man City was held to a draw by Everton, Pep Guardiola suddenly brought a completely different approach to the game. He breaks from familiar patterns to use the strange formula in his football tactics lab always full of new creations: 3-5-2.
With Joao Cancelo and Phil Foden maneuvering on the flanks, Man City’s operation is difficult to predict. The English football champion can kick 3-5-2, or attack with 3-2-4-1. Even the Premier League BTC does not know how to rank them according to the formula.
Pep Guardiola is not afraid to take Chelsea as a test subject. Meanwhile, Potter was still awkwardly causing the home team to sink into crisis.
This weekend (23:30 on January 8), Pep for the third time of the season meets Potter, in the FA Cup front. Confident Man City once again thwarted Chelsea’s title hopes.
Ngoc Huy | 12:26 January 6, 2023