Boehly now makes decision on Graham Potter future at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea should back under-fire boss Graham Potter, as it would be “pointless” to sack him, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth believes.

Potter has come under pressure due to recent Chelsea results, but Sheth insists keeping him at Stamford Bridge would be the correct choice.

What’s the latest news involving Graham Potter and Chelsea?

It’s been a worrisome start to life at Chelsea for Graham Potter. Despite being in charge for just over five months, the pressure is already building on the ex-Brighton & Hove Albion manager, following a string of disappointing results.

In Chelsea’s recent FA Cup defeat against Manchester City, the Chelsea fans could be heard chanting former manager Thomas Tuchel’s name – the man sacked in September 2022 to accommodate for Potter’s arrival. Since then, Potter has failed to impress in the Stamford Bridge hot seat, losing seven of his 19 matches in charge (Soccerbase).

Languishing down the table in 10th, Potter faces an uphill task to guide Chelsea back towards the European places, should the Blues wish to compete on the continent next season. It’s been seven years since Chelsea last missed out on European football and with the Blues already out of both domestic cup competitions, while also being ranked outsiders for the Champions League title, it appears an upturn in league form is going to be necessary.

However, at the moment, finishing inside the European places appears a distant dream for a struggling Chelsea outfit, who went a staggering six points behind west London rivals Fulham, following their 2-1 defeat at Craven Cottage.

Despite their abject performances on the pitch and the mounting pressure off it, there are still suggestions that Chelsea should back Potter, until the end of the season at least.

What has Sheth said about Potter and Chelsea?

In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, Sky Sports reporter Sheth indicated that sacking Potter wouldn’t be the right move for Chelsea right now.

“I think they want to back him, because it would’ve been pointless hiring him, if you’re not going to give him that opportunity of at least one or two transfer windows, particularly a summer one,” Sheth explained to GMS.

“And I think all the noises we’re getting from Chelsea is that they’re going to back Graham Potter and give him that time to develop.”

Is backing Potter the right choice for Chelsea?

As demonstrated in his previous roles, Potter is a manager who needs time. When the ex-Brighton man was appointed in September, it came amid much talk of a “10-year project” at Stamford Bridge, with Potter the man set to be at the heart of it all.

However, as we all know, football management is an industry defined by results. Having already admitted Chelsea is the “hardest job in football” (via Evening Standard), Potter’s 10-year project at Stamford Bridge could be over before 10 months have even passed.

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