Chelsea slammed for lack of connections under Potter as Enzo Fernandez “annoyed” claim made
The Chelsea squad have been criticised for their body language which has seen Graham Potter’s side fall to three straight defeats in all competitions.
Chelsea have won just two of their last 15 matches and the pressure is starting to mount on Potter, whose job is on the line with the next two games against Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund reportedly ‘make or break’, potentially deciding his fate as head coach of the Blues.
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It has seen Chelsea drop down to 10th place and well off the Champions League qualification places. They are also still in this season’s European competition but head into next week’s second leg at Stamford Bridge one nil behind following the first leg in Germany last month.
Potter has accepted their run of results has been unacceptable which has been met by heavy criticism by their supporters.
The 47-year-old hasn’t been too harsh on his squad, surprisingly, with it claimed by Adam Newson that he didn’t tear into the group in the dressing room after their 1-0 defeat to bottom-of-the-table Southampton last month in west London.
Despite the continued bad results, Chelsea are showing no signs of turning their fortunes around, even though they made eight signings in January.
Enzo Fernandez, Chelsea’s club-record signing, has been labelled as brilliant by Gabriel Agbonlahor, but accused of looking annoyed at his teammates who are going through a torrid time,
Speaking on talkSPORT, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, Agbonlahor said: “I’m worried about the players’ body language. Havertz does nothing, he can’t create as a 10, or hold up play as a 9.
“Sterling runs all game but doesn’t get the ball. Enzo, who’s been incredible, looks annoyed at his teammates. There’s just no connection between them.”
Last month, Fernandez called on everyone to stick together and told the fans to keep faith in both the playing squad and Potter.
“My message would be to the fans: trust the players, trust the backroom staff, trust the manager, because we are all moving in the same direction,” said the 22-year-old.
“We have got a lot of new faces here and it is a restructuring of the club, really, and the playing staff. I would encourage them to be patient.
“We know it’s a tough standard. But we’ve been given all the tools we need by the coaching staff and the manager here. It’s just a case of being patient and we will get to know each other.”
Chelsea’s next game comes against Leeds United on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. Just like previous games, it’s a must-win fixture for the Blues against Javi Gracia’s side.
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