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15th Sep 2022

‘Potter Out’ is already trending after one Chelsea game

Callum Boyle


Football fans are fickle at the best of times but some Chelsea fans have gone to a whole new level after deciding that one game of the Graham Potter era is enough for them.

Potter started his Stamford Bridge tenure with a 1-1 draw against Red Bull Salzburg after Raheem Sterling’s curling effort was cancelled out by Noah Okafor 15 minutes from time to leave them bottom of their Champions League group.

It may have not been the winning start Potter and Blues fans were hoping for but after only being in the job for a week, there were always going to be teething problems.

Outspoken co-owner Todd Boehly explained that the appointment of the former Brighton and Hove Albion boss was the start of a long-term vision he had for the west Londoners.

But some supporters don’t align with that vision and want change already. Less than 24 hours after the game ‘#Potterout’ was trending on social media, with some rather questionable explanations as to why Potter isn’t up to the job.

One fan explained, saying: “Zero Credentials, Zero Experience, Zero Trophies, We are Chelsea. We do not want you #Potterout.”

Another said: “Let’s give Harry Potter more time.”

A third added: “Let’s be real Tuchel would’ve won that.”

Potter admitted at full time that he was frustrated with the result against the Austrian side but admired the energy from his team.

“Frustrated with just the one point. I enjoyed how the players went about their work tonight. I thought we got Raheem into some good 1v1 situations. Our response was good to conceding,” he said.

“But we needed a second goal and it didn’t come. We’re disappointed with the one point.

“They gave everything. I was very proud of how they acted. It’s not been easy for them either. A change of coach and all that comes with that. They’ve acted professionally, honestly and taken responsibility. Effort was 100 per cent there.”

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