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Real Madrid vs Liverpool statistic highlights Chelsea’s huge problem after Graham Potter’s improvement demand



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It’s been a challenging season for Chelsea and the pressure is increasing on Graham Potter to find solutions to fix their problems which has seen supporters begin to voice their frustrations.

Chelsea were beaten by bottom-of-the-table Southampton in the Premier League last week to inflict successive defeats on the Blues after a narrow loss in Germany against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Potter’s side were booed off at Stamford Bridge as the fanbase began to express their anger, disappointment and frustration towards the team, with many calls now for the 47-year-old to be sacked just five months after he was appointed to succeed fan-favourite Thomas Tuchel as the club’s head coach.

However, the Chelsea board still remain supportive of Potter and have offered their backing this week ahead of their trip across the capital to face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

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An emergency meeting was held at their Cobham training base on Tuesday, led by new technical director Christopher Vivell, to discuss and address the dismal recent form and problems.

Chelsea will be hoping to turn their fortunes around this Sunday when they face fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Absolute Chelsea outlined the three alarming problems for Chelsea to resolve in this weekend’s London derby.

  1. Scoring
  2. Winning away from home
  3. Just winning

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But their alarming statistic of scoring just four goals in their 10 games since the turn of the year has been emphasised even more following Real Madrid’s Champions League win over Liverpool on Tuesday night at Anfield.

With just four scored in 10 matches, Real Madrid trumped Chelsea’s dismal record in front of goal in just one game after netting five against Jurgen Klopp’s side to claim a 5-2 win in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

It doesn’t make for good reading for Chelsea, who have also only scored 23 goals from their 23 Premier League games this term.

Under-pressure Potter has already acknowledged and demanded an improvement in attack from his forwards. Prior to the Southampton defeat on Saturday, he admitted: “The criticism for us, and the fair criticism, and something we’re looking to improve – is that we haven’t attacked as well as I’d have liked us to. Attacking well means creating chances, sustaining chances, good chances.”

The 47-year-old added: “I’d like us to create more chances, the more you do, then you just back the quality of player at the top end of the pitch. The final third is an area where we can improve and we need to do better.”

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