Former Chelsea legend Frank Leboeuf has called for Graham Potter’s sack after the Blues’ miserable display at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, January 8.
Leboeuf has insisted it is time for Chelsea manager Graham Potter to be fired after the Blues suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Manchester City.
Manchester City ended Chelsea’s FA Cup race via an effortless 4-0 beating on Sunday evening.
Graham Potter’s side was booed off the pitch in the first half after going 3-0 down in their FA Cup third-round clash at the Etihad Stadium.
This defeat occurred within the space of four days after Chelsea lost to City 1-0 in EPL with yet another poor performance that left many questioning Graham Potter and his squad.
Speaking to ESPN after the match, Chelsea’s legendary defender Frank Leboeuf who played 201 times for the London club, ranted in rage while condemning the Blues’ recent form.
The 54-year-old Frenchman, Leboeuf declared how upset he was to watch Chelsea’s recent struggles and called for incompetent Chelsea manager, Potter’s sack.
Frank Leboeuf said: ”Mr. Potter, enough is enough now, something needs to be changed.”
“That’s not the club I know. You are so far away from being a Champion of Europe. I’m very upset with what I see. I think it’s disrespectful. They don’t do anything to at least make people proud. Fight! Go for it!”
Chelsea have been ousted from the Carabao cup and now their dream of the FA cup has been thwarted by Guardiola’s outstanding team.
The Blues also currently sit tenth in the Premier League table following a run of recent horrible displays that have seen Potter’s side win just one of their last eight league matches.
While scathing Graham Potter’s infant coaching experience, Leboeuf also savaged the lack of commitment he discerned from certain players during the match.
Leboeuf, who won two FA Cups for the London club in 1997 and 2000, alleged he had never seen Chelsea in such a calamity and slammed the players for not showing enough passion on the pitch.
Chelsea registered only three attempts during Sunday’s match against City, showing no sign of resilience and inspiration to come back in the game.
Leboeuf added: ”I’ve never seen Chelsea so low.”
”The players don’t have the will, they don’t have the guts, they don’t dare to fight for their colors. They don’t have pride.”
Kai Havertz was one of the players he slammed after the 23-year-old made a dismal decision to punch a cross away, gifting Manchester City a penalty that saw them go 2-0 up.
Leboeuf continued: ”The players who are forming the spine, they are shameful. They do nothing. I don’t know what Kai Havertz is doing. Mason, I love you, but come on! I don’t know what Jorginho is doing on the pitch still.”
Only a miracle can make Chelsea finish among the top four in the Premier League this season as they currently sit tenth with 25 points.
The Blues have also crashed out of both domestic cups, and no Chelsea manager has endured a worse Premier League start than Potter’s in 11 matches over the last 30 years.
Meanwhile, after a run of just one win in seven games in all competitions, Chelsea fans booed their side and were also heard chanting the names of former owner Roman Abramovich and ex-manager Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea fans chanted for Thomas Tuchel and Roman Abramovich after their team was thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City.— Futball News (@FutballNews_) January 9, 2023
Blues suffered their fifth defeat in their previous seven games, some of the 8,000 away supporters turned against the team's ownership and manager Graham Potter. pic.twitter.com/YIn16kJphW
Following Chelsea’s present predicaments, it remains to be seen what Graham Potter would point to as his accomplishment as the manager at the end of the season.