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Chelsea make final Graham Potter decision as Blues’ boss position vs Leeds United confirmed



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Graham Potter is expected to be in the Chelsea dugout when they play Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

The 47-year-old is under increasing pressure after another defeat on Sunday which saw Chelsea fall to a 2-0 loss to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the capital in the Premier League.

Frustration is growing in west London which sees the unwanted statistics worsen as the defeats continue to roll – Sunday was their third straight loss in all competitions.

Unwanted Statistics

  • 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

Potter knows the criticism will continue to come the more Chelsea fail to win, a now common occurrence since prior to the World Cup break in November.

“I haven’t done enough at this club to have too much good faith; I also accept that,” the Chelsea boss admitted on Sunday after losing to Spurs.

“My job isn’t to worry about that too much. I understand the question and where it comes from, but I have to try to focus on keeping on helping the team and supporting the players.

“I really like these players, they’re good lads. They want to do better and want to win. But at the moment we’re suffering and that is my responsibility.”

Despite derby day defeat, co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali were still behind their man and The Athletic now report that Potter is expected to be in charge to face Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

They claim, as it stands, Chelsea are not planning to sack Potter and will continue to give him time to turn results around.

After taking training at Cobham on Monday, which saw N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic step up their returns, Chelsea ‘regarded the situation today as business as usual with Potter’s appointment always thought to be assessed with the long-term in mind’.

It’s been previously reported by the Daily Telegraph that the next two games against Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund could be ‘make or break’ for Potter regarding his future at Chelsea.

Boehly and Eghbali will also be in attendance at Leeds on Saturday, keeping a close eye on proceedings as Chelsea look to stop the rot and the pressure from supporters over Potter’s position in charge of the Blues.

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