Boehly takes decision to sack Graham Potter after Spurs loss
Chelsea owners retain their patience in manager Graham Potter despite the disappointing 2-0 defeat to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, according to journalist Ben Jacobs.
Potter was already under pressure before the derby, and the defeat to Spurs, their third in a row, will likely only lead to more calls for him to be sacked.
Unlike the previous two defeats, in which Chelsea were arguably the better team, Tottenham won comfortably this time.
They knew Chelsea lack the penetration to score and all they had to do was just wait for their chances.
Chelsea co-owner and chairman Todd Boehly must have realised this, too. He watched the game from the stands.
But according to CBS Sports’ Jacobs, Potter’s job remains safe for now.
“Understand Chelsea’s owners retain their faith and patience in Graham Potter,” Jacobs wrote on Twitter.
“There are no plans to sack the Chelsea manager tonight.”
While the loss does not really change much in terms of Chelsea’s position in the table, the fans are rightly questioning the lack of clarity in terms of progress in the team.
The west London side were not only nowhere close to solving their goalscoring problem, but they also failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three games, after keeping three in the previous four.
Thiago Silva’s injury might have played a part, as pointed out by former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson, but many questioned Benoit Badiashile’s absence, too.