TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino has slammed Graham Potter and claimed that the Englishman will not survive the increasing pressure as he struggles at Chelsea.
What’s the latest on Potter at Chelsea?
Potter’s struggles continued as his side fell to a home defeat against bottom club Southampton, and Chelsea now have just one victory in their last ten games.
Boos rang around Stamford Bridge, and the heat is turning up on Potter, who has also had to handle a chaotic transfer window with a lot of incoming players during his time in charge so far.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, (5.00) Cascarino claimed that the Chelsea job is too big for him to handle, and that he will not survive much longer in the role given this run of form.
“Graham Potter, under the previous owner, would have been sacked three times already on what’s happened,” he stated.
“Chelsea is a massive job in world football. It has become even bigger in recent years because of the money they spend, how the structure of the club’s been built and the money that’s been paid for this football club by the owners.
“There’s no way on earth that he can survive, even if they keep saying it’s a long-term project. He won’t. Things change really quickly in football. And unfortunately, Graham’s got into a situation with his team where none of it is convincing. Everything that happened is like Groundhog Day again.”
Does he deserve more time?
Although his role is an incredibly tough one given the number of players that have arrived at the club, as well as arriving after the season has started, the current run of results are unacceptable given the quality he has available to him.
Chelsea have scored just one goal in their last five games despite signing four attacking players in David Datro Fofana, Noni Madueke, Joao Felix and Mykhailo Mudryk in January.
Fan dissent towards Potter could push him closer to the exit door, despite the Chelsea board being adamant that he is the long-term man for the job.
Results have to improve immediately, and if they are knocked out of the Champions League against Dortmund, their hopes for silverware this season would be over, and the dissent amongst the fans could increase further.
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