Chelsea fans’ brutal full-time message to Graham Potter in away end after Spurs defeat revealed
Chelsea fans are becoming increasingly disgruntled, upset, frustrated and disappointed at the club’s results this season.
After their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League, the statistics don’t make for good reading for head coach Graham Potter and his Chelsea side.
- Lost last three games in all competitions
- Not won in last six matches in all competitions (D3, L3)
- Won just two of last six games in all competitions
- Scored just six goals in all competitions since November 6
- Last away Premier League win came on October 16 against Aston Villa
Results over the last couple of months have seen crash out of the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, as well as slumping to 10th place in the Premier League – 14 points off the top four spots and 10 points off the relegation places.
It’s been a tough time for Potter and his team, with all increasingly aware of the frustration and discontent amongst the club’s fanbase.
“I haven’t done enough at this club to have too much good faith; I also accept that,” admitted Potter on Sunday, while defender Kalidou Koulibaly said: “It is tough for everyone right now. For the players, for the supporters but we must stick together and we are going to work really hard to get out of this situation.”
On Sunday in north London, Oliver Skipp struck the first blow to Chelsea just over 20 seconds after the whistle was blown to get the second half underway. His strike from distance caught out Kepa Arrizabalaga to find the roof of the net.
Chelsea were always still in the game and Potter tried to bring his team back into the points with the substitutions of Mason Mount, Mykhailo Mudryk and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
However, with eight minutes to go all hope was lost. Harry Kane netted at the back post to claim all three points for Spurs, inflicting further misery on Chelsea, and that was the cue for the away end to start heading for the exits.
As the full-time whistle blew, boos came from the away end from those that were still there. Players trotted over to clap the fans who had stayed, while Potter showed his appreciated to the travelling support from a distance.
The frustrations were noticeable amongst fans during the game and, probably because of the lack of numbers at the end of the game, the anger and disappointment wasn’t as audible at full-time.
A handful of supporters made their anger known towards the Chelsea head coach after Cesar Azpilicueta, the final player to acknowledge the away end in north London despite being ruled out because of a head injury sustained against Southampton, headed towards the tunnel.
The message was “f*** off Potter” from a few before they climbed up the stairs and left for the stadium’s exit.
Potter is still being backed and it appears the next two against Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund could define his position at Stamford Bridge, if reports are to be believed. Lose both and the 47-year-old could be on the brink of losing his job just six months after joining from Brighton & Hove Albion.
A big couple of weeks now await Chelsea on and off the pitch.