TalkSport pundit Simon Jordan has shared his thoughts on Graham Potter and his position in charge of Chelsea following the west London club’s recent 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
After finding himself under pressure as a result of a poor run of results, Potter got his side through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League last night by overcoming a 1-0 first-leg deficit with a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz.
This has since led to Jordan sharing his thoughts on the Chelsea boss and this recent turnaround in form following on from last weekend’s 1-0 win over Leeds United in the Premier League.
Speaking on TalkSport, Jordan had this to say about Potter.
He said: “I see the necessity of [Potter] having gotten two wins out of the last two games against Leeds and Dortmund, otherwise I think he would have found himself in a far more difficult position.
“He’s given himself an element of a building block. Playing against Dortmund in the Champions League in a two-leg tie when you’re only 1-0 down from the first leg with a passionate crowd is very different from then going away to Leicester City on the weekend and having to do it in front of a different sort of crowd.
“I maintain, and I will maintain it until something changes my view on it, that Potter isn’t going to get Chelsea to the holy grail of being the side that’s going to win the Premier League, the side that’s going to give [Todd] Boehly what he’s paid £2.5bn for, which is a blueprint of being a dominant force of English football.”
During his time in charge of the Blues, the 47-year-old has overlooked 28 games across all competitions, picking up 11 wins, seven draws and 10 defeats.
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The Englishman has had to do his job controlling the joint-second largest squad in the Premier League after numerous players joined the Stamford Bridge outfit during the previous winter and summer transfer windows.
Now that Potter has won his two previous games, it’d be safe to suggest that everyone connected to Chelsea will be hoping that the Blues boss can continue this run of form and eventually prove Jordan wrong in terms of him not being the right person to bring success and trophies to the club.