Chelsea will continue to back manager Graham Potter despite their recent poor run of form.
This season has seen the west London club rack up a mixed bag of results in the Premier League, leaving them currently in 10th place with 31 points on the board, 23 off the summit.
With 23 games played, the Blues have won eight, drawn seven and lost eight, scoring 23 goals and conceding 23 in the process.
Having lost 1-0 to Southampton at Stamford Bridge in their previous game, some behind-the-scenes details have emerged regarding Potter’s position at the club and his future amid current pressure.
According to a recent report from The Independent, Potter has the full backing of the Chelsea hierarchy, despite there being boos from the home supporters after the club’s recent defeat to Southampton.
The report also adds that Todd Boehly’s vision is a long-term one, which includes having Potter as Chelsea’s manager.
It reads: “It is understood that Potter maintains the backing of co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali ahead of Sunday’s London derby at Tottenham.
“It is understood that the focus remains on the long term, with Boehly having sanctioned a huge transfer outlay in the January window.”
Given the significant number of new players that the west London club have brought in since the start of the previous summer transfer window, this will surely be a big factor as to why things have been somewhat disjointed for Chelsea this season in terms of their league results.
Should Chelsea sack Graham Potter?
That, and the fact that they have a handful of players out injured at the moment will also have impacted their season.
In our view, it’s a good thing that Boehly has a long-term vision for Chelsea and that he still backs Potter as the prospect of sacking him only to then look for and hire a new manager that would have to quickly take control of the Blues’ massive squad could be a big step back for the club.
However, if the Stamford Bridge outfit want to have any chance of playing in Europe next season, Potter will have to make sure his players start to deliver on the pitch and put points on the board from now until the end of the campaign.