Graham Potter is having a difficult start to his reign at Stamford Bridge, and his post-World Cup form has been far from expectations.
While reports have emerged the under-pressure gaffer had the backing of Todd Boehly, he is increasingly getting unpopular with the Chelsea fanbase.
The former Brighton manager is obviously under pressure after an underwhelming start that has left the team in the middle of the Premier League table after an incredible spending spree by Todd Boehly.
After forking out a whooping £583m on new signings, Graham Potter is yet to gel together his jig-saw squad, featuring some of the most promising youngsters in the game.
In the January transfer window, over 50% of the total transfer spending was dolled out by Todd Boehly to strengthen the squad, but a rickety Premier League campaign under Potter has continued.
The Blues have secured only two wins, four draws, and three defeats after the World Cup, and are currently 10th on the Premier League table with 31 points from 23 games, 11 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham.
Their abysmal Premier League run climaxed in a shock 1-0 home loss to relegation-bound Southampton, who are rocked bottom in the Premier League table.
It was another cringe outing by the Blues, losing to the struggling Saints at Stamford Bridge.
The loss to Southampton zoomed in the weakness of Todd Boehly’s star-studded squad – lack of finishers to convert the club’s domineering display into a goal.
The Blues dominated Southampton and held sway over the game, but could not make their dominance count.
Ward-Prowse’s first-half stoppage-time strike against the run of play was enough to hand the saints a vital away win.
Following the shock defeat to Southampton, Graham Potter has emerged as Chelsea’s worst manager in the history of the club.
In his 17 matches incharge, Graham Potter has won only five games, lost six, and drew five. He is bottom of the rungs in the list of Chelsea managers with a good winning percentage.
His winning percentage is currently 29.4% – the least ever recorded by a manager at the club.
Some of Chelsea’s manager with the least winning percentage include David Webb with 38.5% after 13 games, Glenn Hoddle, 31.1% in 122 games, and Ian Porterfield with 31.0% after 21 games.
Graham Potter has perform worse than the aforementioned managers, and there are no guarantee he can turn things around with the quality in the squad.
Chelsea next travel to London Stadium for another cracker London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur. The outcome of the match will be a true test of Todd Boehly’s faith in the former Brighton boss.
While the American investor is optimistic of Potter in the long-term, a continuous turnout of poor results and pressure by the fans will force the hand of the club’s hierachy to reconsider their stand on Potter.