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Graham Potter issues apology in heartfelt message to Chelsea fans after poor form



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Chelsea boss Graham Potter has apologised to the Blues fans following a poor run of form at Stamford Bridge.

After defeat to bottom-of-the-league Southampton last weekend, Chelsea travel across London to face rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blues are aware that pressure is mounting on head coach Potter, who has struggled in recent months.

Despite spending over £200 million during the January transfer window, results have not improved immediately and Chelsea are at risk of being knocked out of the Champions League.

They currently trail 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund after a first-leg defeat in Germany in the round of 16, knowing that they must win the second leg to stand a chance of going through.

However, the Chelsea board are sticking by Potter and believe he has what it takes to turn it around at Stamford Bridge.

Previous reports have stated that Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital view Potter’s appointment as a long-term commitment and take inspiration from Arsenal’s appointment of Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners stuck by their head coach during a tough period at the Emirates and are now reaping the rewards as they sit top of the Premier League.

Potter has been under pressure in the media, and fired back earlier this week, before issuing an apology to the Chelsea fans.

Speaking exclusively to Chelsea’s 5th Stand app, Potter sent a message to the Blues’ faithful, who booed his side off against Southampton.

He said: “Firstly, we’re sorry for the results we’ve had recently.

“We want them to be better, we want them to be happy, we want to put smiles on your faces. We’re working really hard to do that. We’re suffering with you.

“It’s not a nice feeling. We will remain together, keep working, come through this and be stronger. We’re excited for the future but at the moment we need to improve and do better.”

It remains to be seen as to whether Potter can turn the results around as his side face London rivals Spurs today.