Chelsea owner Todd Boyle reportedly visited his team’s dressing room in the aftermath of the Blues’ 2-0 defeat by Tottenham on Sunday. The result meant that Graham Potter’s men continued a terrible run of form that saw them manage just three wins in their last 17 games – a situation beIN Sport presenter Richard Keyes described as “a mess”.
Chelsea fell far short of expectations this season and currently sit in 10th place in the Premier League. Their struggles come despite a massive spending of more than £500m during the season, with many of the newcomers failing to connect with each other.
The club’s form saw a growing number of fans clamoring for Potter’s head as pressure mounted on the former Brighton boss. However, Boehly, along with other senior Chelsea officials, are said to still maintain faith in their long-term plan as they resist pulling the trigger despite the team’s poor performance.
Bohle was keen to show his support for his manager after the defeat to Tottenham and visited the dressing room according to Standard evening. The unity between the board and Potter is one of the main reasons to help keep him in a job with players yet who haven’t turned against the 47-year-old despite poor performances.
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“Our supporters were very fair,” he told reporters after the defeat by Tottenham. “They supported the team. I have no complaints from the fans. They are entitled to be frustrated and angry with the results we got and that’s my responsibility. I have no complaints from the fans”.
Whether or not Potter will be able to turn the tide at Chelsea in the coming days and weeks remains to be seen, but he appears to be keeping Bohle’s backing, at least in the short term.
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