Graham Potter sacking talk heightens after the Chelsea FA Cup loss

Antonio Nusa

Graham Potter may be sacked from his job after Chelsea‘s disastrous performance at the FA Cup. Chelsea exited from the competition after their underwhelming performance against Manchester City. Furthermore, the Blues lost the match 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City were already 3-0 up before the break. Although Chelsea looked a bit better after the break, it was already too late for them. Another goal from Mahrez sealed the game against them. The Blues have now only won one game out of the last nine games. Graham Potter is now facing questions from both fans and the higher-ups. He have only won 6 games out of the 19 games in charge. The Blues are now out of both domestic leagues and sitting 10th in the Premier League.

Graham Potter to face questions after Chelsea’s performance at the FA Cup

Reports suggest that Graham Potter is now the second favorite manager to be sacked, just after Everton’s Frank Lampard. Although this is not the first time that talks of early dismissal have been heard. Graham Potter faced pressure after the disastrous performance before the Christmas break. However, just one win in the last 4 matches have turned up the pressure on him to another level. Alan Shearer have commented that any revival starts with the manager itself. Shearer have commented,

“They’ve been fantastic Manchester City from the very start of that first half until half-time. They’ve dominated all over the pitch and been sensational. But from a Chelsea point of view, it’s not acceptable that sort of performance. I said beforehand they need energy, character, all of those things. I don’t care how many injuries you’ve got in the team.

“You can still go out and put a shift in. They haven’t. It’s embarrassing from their point of view. As good a goal that is from City’s point of view, from Chelsea’s that is nowhere near good enough. There’s no energy, no tackles, nothing. You’ve got to get closer.”

He further commented on Graham Potter,

 “It’s got to come from the manager. Just have a look at their body language out there. It’s as if ‘I don’t really want to be here’. They’re feeling sorry for themselves, ‘We’ve got players out injured, I’m not sure I want to be out on the pitch’. It’s not acceptable and it’s not good enough, and nowhere near good enough for Chelsea.”

The loss to Manchester City was their seventh loss in the 10 games. The traveling Chelsea fans made their feelings very clear after the match. But rather than blaming Graham Potter the fans had turned the heat against Todd Boehly and had started chanting the name of the former owner. Potter was assured of his job before the league resumed, but now doubts have arrived about his job security.

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