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EPL: Chelsea coach, Potter receives sack warning

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Tim Sherwood, has warned Chelsea manager Graham Potter that he will be fighting for his job if the Blues’ wobble continues.

Sherwood also claimed that Chelsea are making summer signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang look ‘terrible’.

Following a bright start to life at Stamford Bridge, Potter’s tenure at Chelsea is going through a tricky period after the west London club picked just two points in their last four matches.

Potter’s men lost 4-1 to Brighton at the end of last month and also failed to bounce back on Sunday as they lost 1-0 to Premier League leaders Arsenal at home.

As a result of their latest results, Chelsea have now slipped five points outside the top-four positions and 13 points behind Arsenal on the log.

However, Sherwood believes Potter will be under immense pressure at Chelsea if they lose to Newcastle United next weekend in their final match before the mid-season break for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Speaking on The Kelly and Wrighty Show, Sherwood said: “You can’t argue they have not got the strike force. Chelsea are making two prolific goalscorers in the Premier League, Aubameyang and Lukaku, look terrible.

“They need to look at themselves. I know it’s two different mangers, it’s not all Potter’s fault, it’s Tuchel’s as well.

“But that control of the game is quite boring. I like control of the game and playing progressively forward, but they are not passing it forward quickly enough.

“It’s very difficult to get continuity when Graham Potter keeps making so many changes. You are not at Brighton anymore, you can’t experiment, you have not got time to do that.

“If you lose one more game, everyone will be looking at him. They are not playing well and we don’t know his best side.

“Everyone is in different positions, so they need some continuity and a way of playing. He’s trying to keep everyone happy, but at this rate he will be sacked and they will get a new manager in.

“He needs to start leaving big players out and that is what being a manager of a big club is about. I think he is trying to keep everyone happy, but they are not picking up enough points.”

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