Notwithstanding his recent struggles, Todd Boehly and the club board of Chelsea support Graham Potter
Todd Boehly, the chairman of Chelsea, and the club’s board continue to back Graham Potter despite the team’s recent struggles.
The Blues have only won two of their last 14 games overall and were defeated 1-0 on Saturday by struggling Southampton in the Premier League.
In September, Potter was hired after Thomas Tuchel was fired.
Yet, Potter’s employment was a part of a long-term initiative, according to Chelsea’s owners.
After a renovation that saw £583 million spent on new players in the previous two transfer windows, with eight new recruits coming in January alone, it is believed the team needs time to gel.
It is also acknowledged that Potter is currently in challenging circumstances as a result of the enormous injury problem.
Cesar Azpilicueta suffered a head injury during the match on Saturday, adding his name to a long list of injured players for Chelsea that already includes Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Wesley Fofana, Edouard Mendy, Denis Zakaria, and Armando Broja.
Potter’s continued employment at Stamford Bridge will not depend on the team’s performance in the Champions League this year or its ability to play in Europe next year.
Although it is acknowledged that Southampton’s performance on Saturday was inadequate—the team currently sits at the bottom of the Premier League standings—there are positive developments, it is believed.
Once Tuchel was fired, Potter left Brighton and accepted a five-year contract with Chelsea.
Chelsea currently sits in 10th place in the Premier League, 10 points off of the Champions League spots, having won nine of their 25 games under Potter.