Chelsea's Graham Potter riles fans in post-match interview after shock loss to Southampton. Details of game, injury scare, and team integration
|James Ward Prowse bends one in to hand Chelsea another home defeat in the premier league on Saturday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Chelsea’s Graham Potter has riled up the fans in his post-match interview following the shock home loss to bottom club Southampton on Saturday.
Chelsea were odds-on to beat managerless Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
But a James Ward Prowse freekick just before halftime meant the Blues suffered another loss and now sit ten points off the top four in the Premier League.
A scary moment occurred with just a few minutes left on the clock.
Cesar Azpilicueta took a hit on the head from an audacious Sekou Mara scissors kick attempt, and the game was stopped for about ten minutes for the Spaniard to receive medical aid.
"That's how it is, and I am sure there will be people out there who think that I'm the problem," Potter said after the game. "I don't think that they are right, but I am not arrogant enough to say that their opinion isn't worth articulating."
🎙️ "There will be people out there who think I'm the problem"— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 19, 2023
Although his side slumped to 1-0 defeat at the hands Southampton, Graham Potter still believes in his ability to turn Chelsea's fortunes around 💪 pic.twitter.com/q0zTySUDXo
After spending so much to bring in lots of young players, Chelsea is yet to look like a team that wants to compete for titles.
But Graham Potter insists his team needs time as he tries to integrate the new acquisitions into his ideology.
It remains to be seen if the fans agree with the board that their manager needs time.
Southampton remains rooted to the bottom of the Premier League despite the sensational win.
And as the Saints continue to shop for a new manager, the win will boost their morale as they hope to climb out of the drop zone that currently has Leeds United and West Ham for company, at least until the latter plays on Sunday.
Chelsea fans reactions
Villas Boas: Nobody can do worse than I did at Chelsea— Nouman (@nomifooty) February 18, 2023
Graham Potter: Hold my beer
Premier League winning rate for Chelsea this season:— 𝐏𝐔𝐋𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐂̧𝐀𝐓𝐄 (@Pulisicate) February 18, 2023
Thomas Tuchel: 50%
Graham Potter: 29% pic.twitter.com/D9wPBE8TgO
I will always back Graham Potter and the team, & I’m not saying to bring Thomas Tuchel back. But there is a huge difference between both managers, tactical & just the passion alone. If Thomas Tuchel felt players were not playing at his level & would let them know. pic.twitter.com/jMHkstPMuf— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) February 19, 2023
Told no change in Chelsea board’s position on Graham Potter. They are still backing him.— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) February 18, 2023
People won’t believe in God but will believe in Graham Potter. It’s a sad world we live in.— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) February 18, 2023
Graham Potter if Roman still owned Chelsea pic.twitter.com/3I6ykMSHUt— Chelsea Pal 🦁 (@cfcPal) February 16, 2023
Never forget people slandered Thomas Tuchel for this fraud Graham Potter. pic.twitter.com/1J6nW4XbbL— CfcSheikh (@CfcSheikh) February 18, 2023
Graham Potter was earning 1.5M per year at Brighton, then Boehly and Ekambi decided to make him the 4th best earning manager by giving him 12M per year earning more than Arteta and Ten Haag. Seasoned Negotiators pic.twitter.com/amJQWQymfh— Santi™ (@PeakSanti) February 19, 2023