Chelsea manager Graham Potter is increasingly under fire following his side’s 2-0 defeat to rivals Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
The club’s owners still believe in the former Brighton & Hove Albion boss, but the feeling is that the next two games will be make or break for Potter, according to The Telegraph.
The 47-year-old has only won two of his last 15 games with the club. Chelsea’s last victory was against Crystal Palace in mid-January.
While the authorities want to back their chosen manager to turn things around, there are concerns for other people at the club.
The Blues are 14 points away from finishing in a Champions League spot with 14 games remaining.
Participation in the UCL next season looks unlikely if they do not turn things around immediately.
The players are reportedly worried about whether the manager can arrest the slump and turn things around.
Some new signings are concerned by the pressure. Others are angry about not making matchday squads due to the size of the squad.
The owners will attend Chelsea’s next two home matches against Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund. If they lose, Potter could be axed.
Potter has received plenty of sympathy for his bloated squad, but his in-game management, lack of recognisable playing patterns, questionable selections and substitutions have angered fans.
His team has lacked any conviction in the final third, although they have been defensively solid.
While the American owners are hoping for a turnaround, they must make tough decisions if Potter loses those upcoming games.
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