Despite losing 2-1 to Fulham in their most recent Premier League match, Chelsea continues to struggle. However, in addition to being a defeat for Graham Potter, the game also saw Joao Felix receive a red card for making his Blues debut, and Dennis Zakaria also struggled with an injury. With only six points from their last nine Premier League games, the Blues are currently in 10th place on the points table. Potter’s team is 10 points behind fourth-place Manchester United. Therefore, it appears unlikely that Chelsea will compete in European football next season.
Over the last few games, the Blues have had a lot of trouble, and Graham Potter, who joined the team in midseason after Thomas Tuchel left, is feeling more and more pressure. Potter is aware of the pain that the club’s fans and everyone else involved are going through and encourages them to stick together and keep supporting the club because the difficult time will soon pass.
We are currently suffering. We are suffering, and so are the fans. We sympathize with them,” Potter stated. He stated, “It’s important to stick together and try to get through this difficult time.”
Prior to this, the Blues were eliminated from the third round of the FA Cup following a 4-0 defeat by Manchester City. At least in the beginning, the match against Fulham was very close. However, in the 25th minute, former Chelsea star Willian scored the goal that gave the hosts the lead. Even though Chelsea tried their hardest, they were unable to get back to even at halftime.
However, the Blues were now trying to get all three points and clawed their way back into the game right after the restart thanks to Kalidou Koulibaly’s ability to score crucial goals. However, their plans to proceed were severely harmed when Chelsea debutant Joao Felix was sent off, leaving the visitors one man down.
Felix was playing well until he made an unnecessary studs-up challenge on Tete, which resulted in his dismissal for dangerous play. The Blues were attempting to advance in the game and secure all three points when they became extremely costly. However, Carlos Vinicius, a Fulham striker, headed the ball past Kepa Arrizabalaga to make them pay for their defensive oversight. While Craven Cottage and Chelsea suffered yet another defeat, the goal secured the hosts’ victory.
Potter thinks Chelsea can do better defensively, and overall, they need to improve their fundamentals to get back to winning ways. Potter described the circumstance as extremely challenging and extremely frustrating. I feel sorry for the backers.
We are sorry to have lost tonight. We had a few chances in the first half, and I thought the game was fairly even. However, “I think the fundamentals, in terms of our defending and football actions, we can do a little bit better,” he said.
On January 15, Chelsea will play host to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. On January 21, they will travel to Anfield to play Liverpool. Potter will hope that the Blues will improve in the near future.