With the London derby loss to Tottenham nearly two weeks ago, Potter’s future at Stamford Bridge has come under scrutiny for 2023, and speculation of successors has started. Chelsea, though, has won its last two games, including a stunning Champions League victory.
Despite falling to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their round-of-16 match three weeks prior, Chelsea clinched their spot in the competition’s quarterfinals on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over the Bundesliga team. Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz both scored goals just before halftime.
The Blues’ performance was a marked improvement over the several lackluster performances over the previous few months. Also, it relieves Potter of additional burden as he now looks forward to facing one of Europe’s top seven in the following round.
the press hub is aware that the proprietors at SW6 continue to support the English manager. In remarks made prior to the second leg versus Dortmund, Henry defended Potter’s performance since taking over as Thomas Tuchel’s replacement at the club.
Henry said on CBS Sports Golazo, “You have to give him time. “new players and (the) money. You have to triumph while you’re in Chelsea. They are accustomed to winning, and the supporters are accustomed to witnessing it frequently. Whatever they did, they were able to win the majority of the time.
“The truth is that you currently have a new owner, coach, players, and staff. People may not realize the staff’s potential for influence. The physician was fired, along with everyone else. The owner is unfamiliar with Chelsea. Players and the new coach are in the dark as well.
“The supporters make their presence known by being loud, talking about it, and showing their volume. What’s challenging for a coach now is how to handle that. Mudryk didn’t have any preseason when he arrived, but he played well for 25 minutes against Liverpool. Due to their absence during the season, he lacks games in his legs. Being a coach, it’s challenging. You play in the Champions League, when you have a break, there is an international break. When do you use your identity and philosophy?”
Jamie Carragher, a former Premier League defender, disagreed with Henry’s endorsement of Potter and predicted that Potter would not be in command of the team for the 2023–24 season.
“There was talk after these two games against Leeds and this one was critical to whether he continued here till the conclusion of the season. He won the first one 1-0 on a set-piece against one of the worst teams in the Premier League “says he.
“I have no doubts about his true competence because of the work he has completed. Simply put, I don’t believe Chelsea would be a good match for it. Chelsea is a highly cunning team. They are accustomed to success and having managers who have won the Champions League. It is nothing new to the fans. Managers often work for 18–2 years before leaving.
“Graham Potter is not there. He’s a builder, and I’ve never thought that was the proper fit coming from him, If I’m being really honest, from day one. Graham Potter won’t be Chelsea’s manager the next year, in my opinion.