“Once the crowd turns, it starts to get ugly” Graham Potter danger intensifies at Chelsea as ex-Blues man Rob Green reveals ‘unmanageable situation’

Former Chelsea player Rob Green has termed the club’s condition following their recent massive recruiting “unmanageable” admitting that coach Graham Potter’s work has become more difficult.

Chelsea has not been in the best of form recently. The Blues only have two wins since November against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace. They have also only scored 5 goals while conceding 11 goals in all competitions since the World Cup.

They recently lost to last-placed Southampton and are 10th in the Premier League table. They also have some players out through injury.

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These performances are a bit unexpected considering the progress they had when Graham first joined. Potter’s first defeat in any competition came after almost one and a half months into his time at Stamford Bridge. Nevertheless, after a busy transfer window in January, the hope would have been for a return to form. Yet, with eight new players joining the club in the winter after a massive intake in the summer, it may take some time for them to adapt.

Potter has repeatedly asked for patience to allow his team the time they need to adapt. However with this poor run, many fans including former Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green.

Speaking on the Monday Night Club,

“With the number 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.”

Moreover, the fact that it appears unmanageable from the viewpoint of someone who has previously attended the club does not signal well for Potter. Though the board has given the absolute trust to Graham and will give him at least one full pre-season as revealed by the Telegraph. They will also give him one more transfer window as they knew a rebuild will take time.

Despite having a stacked team full of talent, he now has the dilemma of having to choose which players will complement each other and thus find a proper philosophy to stick to. Both Enzo Fernandez and Mykhaylo Mudryk, having been big transfers in January, are more important and they will require extra attention further complicating Potter’s job.

While the next few months may not be easy, Potter will have to get some wins in. Their next fixture is against London rivals Tottenham away on February 26.


Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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