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Chelsea hold crisis talks with Graham Potter and his staff amid debacle

Chelsea held an emergency meeting with manager Graham Potter and his staff on Tuesday, reports the Evening Standard.

The Blues suffered their eighth league defeat of the season at the hands of Southampton at the weekend.

The loss leaves Chelsea in 10th place in the table after 23 games, with 11 points separating them from the top four.

The strategy meeting and crisis talks were led by technical director Christopher Vivell and sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart.

Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge on Saturday called for Potter’s head after another woeful performance from the team.

However, the club’s co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali continue to support the former Brighton & Hove Albion boss.

The Blues play Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in north London and will look to secure their third win in 15 matches.

Potter has been tasked with turning Chelsea’s poor fortunes around. That needs to happen sooner rather than later.

The west London club are already out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup. They lost 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea will hope to bounce back in the second leg at Stamford Bridge on March 7.

Dortmund will be without Karim Adeyemi for the game, which would be a boost for Potter’s side.

They are not among the favourites to win the competition, but winning the return leg would do their morale a world of good.

Chelsea face Leeds United after their derby with Spurs. The results of the next two or three games could determine the manager’s future.

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