Chelsea Fans All Say the Same Thing After Rumors Emerge on Graham Potter's Replacement

Chelsea Fans All Say the Same Thing After Rumors Emerge on Graham Potter's Replacement

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
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  • Chelsea are reportedly interested in replacing Graham Potter with Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi
  • The 43-year old is regarded as a top coach and the Blues bosses reportedly rank him very highly
  • Under-fire Potter is enduring a torrid spell, having lost three games on the spin in all competitions

Chelsea fans all said the same thing after learning of rumours the club is eyeing a replacement for under-fire Graham Potter.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion boss is believed to be living on borrowed time at Stamford Bridge, despite the fact that Todd Boehly had initially chosen to stick by him to turn the club’s fortunes around.

47-year-old Potter has won just nine of his 26 games in charge of Chelsea, and the latest defeat to Tottenham Hotspur In the Premier League only mounted more pressure on him.

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Roberto De Zerbi during the Emirates FA Cup match between Stoke City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Bet365 Stadium on February 28, 2023. Photo by Matthew Ashton.
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Potter admitted last week that his mental health had taken a nosedive and his family had been subjected to death threats, as reported by the BBC.

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Another Brighton manager as replacement?

According to interesting reports by Football Insider, Potter’s replacement at Brighton, Roberto de Zerbi could well replace him at Stamford Bridge.

The report claims that although Chelsea are still sticking by the current manager for now, there have been quiet talks behind the scenes on potential replacements, with de Zerbi on top of the shortlist.

The Italian is viewed as an exciting young manager who could take the Blues to the next level with his modern and radical way of management.

Earlier in the month, it was also reported that Tottenham Hotspur were also interested in De Zerbi.

Fans react to rumours

On social media, practically all the fans were against a move for another former Brighton boss.

Here are some of their reactions:

“Hasn’t won vs top 6 in the league, is 4 points above current chelsea, even potter did better at Brighton”. @jakubi99 pointed out.
“If Potter gets the sack, chelsea needs to block and delete Brighton's contact.”
“Can’t they just buy brighton club and we call it a day?” @BradleyCarl256 said.
“At this point Todd Boehly is a comedian, this is to funny,” @NortheastRaven said.
“This is literally Graham potter all over again"
“Things like this happens when u start or buy a biz, have no clue and refuse to hire the best candidates to fill your openings. There’s no world class coach that will coach under Boehly,” @boogielesley added,

Meanwhile, the next two games are said to be crucial for Potter’s future at Chelsea.

Potter speaks after Spurs defeat

Sports Brief also reported on Potter's comments on whether he could turn Chelsea’s fortunes around after the defeat to Tottenham.

Asked whether he felt he was still the man to turn the Blues' luck around, the English manager said he understood the team's quality.

“Confidence isn’t massively high but I know the personality in the group. We just haven’t been able to transfer that on the pitch and that’s frustrating.”
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