Graham Potter remains ‘liked and respected at Cobham’

Things are certainly far from rosy at Chelsea right now, and it has a bit of a feel of a daily soap opera about it.

It is clear that the team needs some good results now to settle things down and get fans back onside, because there is a clear feel that most fans do not believe Graham Potter is the right man to continue managing Chelsea.

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However, the board are backing him and behind him, and it appears that the players are also behind him and backing him, according to Ben Jacobs in his exclusive CaughtOffside column.

Jacobs says that despite some rumours that some players are unhappy with Potter, he is ensured that the players actually generally like and respect Potter and enjoy his open door policy at the club.

He also adds that it’s natural for one or two players who are not being picked to become frustrated, but there are no wider issues.

Jacobs said: “Despite rumours suggesting some senior players are unhappy under Potter, my understanding remains he’s liked and respected at Cobham. He held a series of early one-on-ones to set the tone when he joined and has an open-door policy which is appreciated.

“One or two players are clearly frustrated, like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has missed out on the last three Premier League matchday squads and was excluded from Chelsea’s updated 25-man list for the Champions League. But this was a decision made by both Potter with the board’s backing.”

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