SOME Chelsea gamers are reportedly “unhappy” with supervisor Graham Potter, but the board stay convinced he's more suited to the position than predecessor Thomas Tuchel.
The previous Brighton head coach, 47, replaced Tuchel, 49, in September last year following a poor begin to the campaign.Thomas Tuchel was sacked by the Blues earlier this season[/caption]
And Potter has struggled to raise the mood at Stamford Bridge despite more than £300million being spent on players in the January switch window.
A 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday afternoon has left them 10th in the Premier League table, 11 factors adrift of the highest 4.
And in line with Caught Offside, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of some gamers left annoyed underneath Potter.
Nevertheless, Chelsea chiefs stay confident the Blues boss is the appropriate man for the job.
Journalist Ben Jacobs stated: “Potter hasn’t grow to be a nasty manager since leaving Brighton.
“And the house owners look to Arsenal, and the way much strain Mikel Arteta has been beneath in seasons passed by, and hope their persistence in Potter pays off identical to it has executed for Arsenal with Arteta.
“Sacking Potter, which would have in all probability already happened underneath Roman Abramovich, could possibly be counter-productive to Chelsea’s long-term challenge.
“This depends on youth and the supervisor must embrace the mannequin and be wonderful at managing upcoming talent. Potter ticks that box.”
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He continued: “The final point so as to add is despite rumours suggesting some senior players are unhappy beneath Potter, my understanding stays he’s appreciated and respected at Cobham.
“He held a collection of early one-on-ones to set the tone when he joined and has an open-door coverage which is appreciated.
“One or two gamers are clearly annoyed, like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has missed out on the last three Premier League matchday squads and was excluded from Chelsea’s updated 25-man listing for the Champions League. But this was a choice made by both Potter with the board’s backing.
“I feel Raheem Sterling was a bit uncomfortable when requested to play at wing-back and Mason Mount hasn’t found his scoring type of final season.
“However none of this means there is a mutiny towards the supervisor. It’s actually more a by-product of Chelsea’s squad being too massive and the group lacking a bit of confidence and id.”
Chelsea have not gained any of their final 5 games in all competitions.
Potter might be trying to end that run on Sunday when his aspect travel to Tottenham.
They may then host struggling Leeds, before the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie towards Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge on March 7.
The Bundesliga aspect claimed a 1-0 win in the first leg.