Graham Potter is under increasing pressure after several weeks of disappointing results, and Mauricio Pochettino is currently the betting favorite to succeed him at Chelsea.
Potter had promising results in his first few matches in charge of Chelsea, but the Blues have fallen apart since the completion of the Champions League group stages, winning just two of their past 15 matches in all competitions. Fans are clamoring for Potter to be fired because his team is currently 10th in the Premier League, eliminated from both domestic cup tournaments, and down on aggregate in their Champions League Round of 16 matches.
Pochettino, a former manager of Tottenham, is presently the favorite to replace Potter as Chelsea’s manager, although as things stand, Potter remains the preferred candidate.
Pochettinho had his job cut out for him when he took over because the Blues were 11 points outside the top four. However, he would have to rely on other teams’ performances if they were to finish in the top four. Despite his best efforts, Chelsea could only manage a seventh-place finish, although making significant progress.
Chelsea won 10, drew three, and lost two of the 15 league games Pochettino managed, a significant improvement over their recent performance under Potter. The three draws came against Wolves, Leicester City, and Brighton, while the two losses were consecutive defeats in April to Man United and Brentford.
With a seventh-place finish, Chelsea qualified for the Europa Conference League the following season, finishing nine points behind fourth-place Man United.
In the competition’s semifinals, Chelsea played Liverpool after defeating Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. As a result of goals from Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson, and Cody Gakpo, the Reds defeated Chelsea 3-0 to eliminate them from the Champions League after the first leg ended in a 0-0 tie at Anfield.
While FM23 forecasts that Pochettino might immediately boost Chelsea, the Blues were only able to finish in seventh place, proving that his impact was too little, too late. Upon the Argentine’s arrival, Chelsea lost just four games overall. The former Spurs player helped Chelsea’s January acquisitions Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke, who combined for 14 goals.