‘We are upset’ – Under-fire Chelsea boss Potter admits ‘everything that can go wrong is going wrong’ after another loss
GRAHAM POTTER admitted everything is going wrong for Chelsea after they lost 2-1 to Fulham.
The Blues are on their worst run for 12 years after picking up just one win in their last ten league games.
Defeat at Craven Cottage means Chelsea have lost three on the bounce as new loan signing Joao Felix was sent off to add insult to injury.
Potter is under pressure at Stamford Bridge and he admitted Felix’s dismissal made things difficult for his side.
He said: “It sums up where we are at the moment – everything that can go wrong, is going wrong.
“Joao Felix was fantastic in the game before that [the sending off], you could see his quality. He was looking dangerous throughout.
“The challenge is unfortunate. It is a bit of a forward’s challenge.
“I don’t think there was too much malice in it and it is an unfortunate action and we are going to lose him now.
“Even though I thought the boys kept going, Fulham didn’t have too much in that period and we had some opportunities ourselves but in the end it is a disappointing evening for us.
“It was a fairly even first half I thought. It was a bit of a mess for the first goal, which we needed to do better with.
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“With the greatest respect it was more just basic defensive actions we need to do better with.”
“Our response was good in the second half, we scored but the red card made it difficult for us.”
On how the dressing room is: “As you can imagine, disappointed. We are in a bad moment, a bad run. We came here with the ambition to win, we haven’t done it.
“We feel for the supporters, we are upset. We have to recover.”
Chelsea will be without Felix for a month as he misses the next three games against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Fulham through suspension.
That will cost the West Londoners around £3m and leaves Potter short of options in attack.
Potter held crisis talks with some of his key players this week to overcome the slump and though Chelsea showed signs of improvement against Fulham, it was not enough to avoid defeat.
The former Brighton boss is less than secure in his role as manager with Mauricio Pochettino eyeing the Chelsea job if he is sacked.
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