Coach Pep Guardiola told Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to give Graham Potter more time to implement the idea at Stamford Bridge, after the Blues received 2 defeats against Man City in a few days.
“I want to tell Todd Boehly to give Potter more time. I know at big clubs results are important but I would say give him more time.
The second half reflected Potter’s prowess. What he did at Brighton was brilliant, but we need time in the first season. I had (Lionel) Messi at Barcelona for the first season, so there was no need for two seasons because Messi was there,” Guardiola said.
In the 3rd round of the FA Cup, Man City crushed Chelsea 4 goals without removing easily. A few days earlier, the Blue Man beat the Blues 1-0 in the English Premier League. In the match last night, Chelsea failed to launch a shot in the first half, not even able to threaten Stefan Ortega’s goal until Mason Mount hit the first shot in the 54th minute.
Referring to Chelsea’s string of bad results, Potter shared: “The results in a short period of time are not positive. You can make excuses and look for excuses, or say it’s not good enough. Both those two answers are correct We have to keep improving and stick together, because obviously we’re having a hard time as a team, and that’s not good at all.
Chelsea couldn’t do anything but do her job better and harder. I understand the fans’ frustration, we respect that. But our job is to do our job and keep striving.”
Fortunately for Chelsea, they temporarily avoid the nightmare of Man City until the end of May, when the two teams will face each other in the second leg of the 2022/23 Premier League. In all 3 meetings this season in all competitions, Chelsea have lost and failed to score any goals against the opponent.
“Man City are probably the worst opponent you can play when things aren’t going well, because they can make you look like you’re not running at all, or not trying because their position structure is amazing. They use the full width of the pitch, keep the ball, make it difficult for you to put pressure on them. Everyone wants to try and do better. I think there is still support in the dressing room.” , Potter closed.