Chelsea Fans’ Petition to Sack Potter Crosses 33,000 Signatures

Chelsea Fans’ Petition to Sack Potter Crosses 33,000 Signatures

Elijah Odetokun
February 27, 2023 at 10:23 AM
  • Chelsea suffered yet another defeat in the Premier League yesterday
  • The Blues lost to London neighbours Tottenham away for the first time in nine games
  • Fans have had enough and have started a petition to have Graham Potter dismissed

Chelsea travelled across London yesterday and returned home empty-handed after losing 2-0 to rivals Tottenham away at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

It was Chelsea's first loss since the stadium's opening in 2017, having won six and drawn two of the previous eight meetings, with former head coach Thomas Tuchel beating Spurs seven times.

The loss moved Chelsea farther away from the top 4 on points and closer to the relegation zone but stayed firmly rooted to 10th place on the Premier League table.

The result compounded pressure on head coach Graham Potter, and the fans have grown more frustrated and want the former Brighton manager out of the club.

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Graham Potter disappointed on the touchline in Chelsea's 2-0 loss against Tottenham. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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Todd Boehly's stance on Potter

Shortly after the match ended, CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs revealed that the Chelsea board still backed the English manager and are playing the long game and not looking to sack him.

He, however, revealed that the upcoming games against Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 are a must-win.

Chelsea fans start petition against Potter

The Blues faithful have had enough and want the former Brighton manager sacked. Arash Moaref, a Twitter user @CFCOrash started a petition on to have Potter sacked after the match ended.

The petition has gathered pace, and as of the time of this report, it had crossed 33,000 signatures and, at 35,000, will become one of the most signed petitions on the platform.

The Blues are no strangers to petitions. As reported by Evening Standard, they once started a petition to have Anthony Taylor banned from officiating their games after his error allowed two Tottenham goals in the first leg 2-2 draw.

Potter takes responsibility for results

Sports Brief earlier reported that Graham Potter took full responsibility for the poor results and believed he could turn it around due to the quality of the group.

He made these statements after the loss to Tottenham, much to the dismay of the fans who want him out of the club at all costs, as they have lost faith in his ideas.

He also backed his players, claiming they gave everything, a statement he has made repeatedly even though it is obvious they are not giving their all.

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