Chelsea’s relegation-threatened results outlined after Premier League form table revealed
Chelsea’s dismal form in the Premier League has been laid out in full after their 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday.
The pressure is growing at Stamford Bridge after bottom-of-the-table Saints shocked the hosts after James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick went over the wall and past Kepa Arrizabalaga on the stroke of half time to win the game.
Chelsea are currently 10th in the Premier League and 11 points off Spurs, who Chelsea play next and occupy the last Champions League qualification spot albeit they have played one game more.
There are still 15 games to play between now and the end of the season, but Chelsea will need to drastically turn their form around considering their previous 14 matches which has seen them win just two of those.
Graham Potter’s side have drawn six and lost the other six and it has meant their form is currently the 16th worst in the top-flight, as showcased by The Athletic.
Potter is feeling the heat after the team were booed off at full-time on Saturday, something he accepts and will take responsibility for.
“I am not stupid or naive,” the 47-year-old said. “My job is to keep going and keep helping and supporting the team and take that criticism.”
He added: “I know my quality and I know what I have done in my career but I also understand than when results don’t go your way that you are open to criticism and that’s fair.
“It is not acceptable to lose 1-0 at home here and any criticism I get is now fair.”
But the Chelsea hierarchy are still behind their man who they appointed on a long-term deal back in September.
A big couple of months await Chelsea, with away trips to Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal still to come, before a final day fixture at home against Newcastle United.
The atmosphere is starting to turn in west London and defeat against Spurs on Sunday will further add to that. Chelsea desperately need a win, let alone a goal which is something they have also been struggling to do.
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