Ex-Chelsea player says Graham Potter faces an ‘unmanageable situation’ at Blues

Ex-Chelsea player says Graham Potter faces an ‘unmanageable situation’ at Blues

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green says Graham Potter faces an “‘unmanageable situation” at Stamford Bridge.

As reported by BBC Sport, Green says Potter has a huge task ahead of him in turning things around, primarily due to the huge number of high-profile players now at the club.

His comments come quickly after the manager was backed by owner Todd Boehly and the board despite the miserable campaign for the Blues so far.

Chelsea boss faces ‘unmanageable situation’

Taking over from Thomas Tuchel on a five-year deal in September, Potter has won just nine of his 25 matches at the club.

This includes a run of just two wins in their last 14 games, with Chelsea currently languishing in 10th place in the Premier League table. They have won just eight of their 23 league games, drawing seven and losing eight. It means the club sit 11 points off the top four and 23 points behind leaders Arsenal.

The shocking form comes despite the Blues spending £583m on new players in the last two transfer windows, with eight new faces arriving last month. Such a situation has led to former Chelsea goalkeeper Green labelling the situation as “unmanageable.”

Green commented: “With the amount of players there, it’s an unmanageable situation. Once the crowd turns, it starts to get ugly and the players get affected and go into their shells.

“You can already see it from the players, from an attacking perspective and then it gets harder.”

Blues struggling in final third

One issue that Green briefly touched on was the lack of goals, with Chelsea last scoring twice in a game at the beginning of November. The Blues have netted 23 times from their 23 league games this season, with just seven clubs scoring fewer.

Finding the back of the net has been a real issue for Potter’s men, with many supporters questioning why a recognised striker was not brought in during the January transfer window.

It is a problem that another former Chelsea player in Chris Sutton has noticed too, with the ex-Blues striker expressing empathy towards the man in the dugout at Stamford Bridge.

“With so many players coming in, he is uncertain on his starting line-up so he has chopped and changed and you never get continuity when you do that,” said Sutton. “Goalscoring is a problem. But I like that Todd Boehly, on the face of it, is backing him long-term.”


Tricky fixtures continue for Chelsea

The fixtures continue to come thick and fast for the Blues, who travel to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in league action this weekend, with Leeds then travelling to Stamford Bridge shortly after.

Fortunately for Potter, he can now focus his efforts on the Premier League and Champions League, having been knocked out of both the FA Cup and League Cup earlier this season by Manchester City.

The west London outfit remain in Europe, but face an uphill challenge having lost the first leg of their round of 16 encounter with Borussia Dortmund 1-0.

The second leg takes place at Stamford Bridge early next month after the aforementioned Premier League meetings with Spurs and Leeds.

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