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Chelsea to stick with manager Graham Potter despite Aston Villa loss

Chelsea will stick with manager Graham Potter despite their loss to Aston Villa yesterday, according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues want to keep faith in Potter, with their upcoming Premier League and Champions League ties set to be crucial.

Despite growing animosity from supporters at Stamford Bridge and online, the club wants to give Potter more time.

The word around the club is that it is business as usual despite many people expecting the manager to be sacked this morning.

Chelsea’s form showed a brief upsurge before the international break, but a draw with Everton was a warning sign that Potter still has not found the right formula.

In their last game before the break, they drew Sean Dyche’s Everton, showing the lack of cohesion and

That lack of identity was prominent against Villa, as the Blues lacked cohesion and understanding.

Chelsea’s co-controlling owners, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, must recognise the current state of play is due to their gung-ho transfer strategy.

They have signed numerous players, forcing them to work under a manager whose methods are notoriously slow. They are ready to stick to their choice despite calls for change.

Those calls have only heightened since Julian Nagelsmann was dismissed by Bayern Munich and replaced by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

Nagelsmann has immense potential as a coach, despite his dismissal. Chelsea technical director Christopher Vivell also knows the manager from their time at RB Leipzig.

If Chelsea do not improve under Potter, Nagelsmann will be one of the top names on their shortlist to replace him.

Tottenham also want Nagelsmann, but he is wary about working under chairman Daniel Levy.

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