Chelsea’s March fixture list in full: Leeds & Dortmund await in ‘make or break’ month for Graham Potter
Four games await Chelsea in a decisive March for Graham Potter’s side as the 47-year-old looks to survive the pressure amid sack calls.
Chelsea head into March’s fixtures following a dismal run of form that has increased the pressure on Potter, with the Blues losing their last three games in all competitions.
They are currently without a win in their last six games, winning just two of their last 15 matches, excluding the 1-0 mid-season friendly defeat to Aston Villa in Abu Dhabi last December.
Going into their four games in March, Chelsea currently sit in 10th place in the Premier League, 14 points off of the top four places – Champions League qualification is looking highly unlikely for next season.
The pressure is on Potter, who still retains the backing of the hierarchy however their opening two games in March against Leeds United on Saturday 3rd and Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday 7th could reportedly be ‘make or break’ for the Chelsea head coach – co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are both expected to be in attendance for both games.
It’s claimed if Chelsea fail to win either of the two games in the space of four days, both of which are at home, there is a growing feeling that there may be ‘no way back’ for Potter despite only being appointed last September.
Potter knows that criticism is mounting and that only results on the pitch will convince disgruntled supporters.
Should Potter come out of those two games unharmed, he will oversee his Chelsea side at the King Power Stadium on Saturday 11th March when they travel to the Midlands to face Leicester City.
Chelsea end the month of March will a home clash against relegation-threatened Everton on Saturday 18th March.
The reason for so few games is because the month closes out with an international break before domestic action resumes at the beginning of Apri.
Chelsea’s March fixture list in full
March 4: Leeds United (h) – 3pm | Premier League
March 7: Borussia Dortmund (h) – 8pm – BT Sports | Champions League
March 11: Leicester City (a) – 3pm | Premier League
March 18: Everton (h) – 5.30pm – Sky Sports | Premier League