In today’s Premier League match, Graham Potter’s Fulham were defeated 2-1 at Craven Cottage. Graham Potter’s job at Chelsea is in jeopardy. On Thursday night, Chelsea were defeated 2-1 by West London rivals Fulham.

Blues manager Graham Potter is one step closer to being fired after his team finished 10th in the table. Chelsea started well and were unlucky to concede before halftime to former Blues hero Willian’s deflected strike.

They equalized two minutes after the break thanks to Kalidou Koulibaly’s goal, but Joax Felix’s red card on his debut left Potter’s men with a mountain to climb.

The situation quickly deteriorated when Carlos Vinicius headed in a winner in the 73rd minute, leaving Chelsea six points behind their local rivals.

It examines three mistakes Potter made as the Englishman nears the end of his tenure, four months after being appointed.

Trevor Chalobah tucked in at right centre-back in Potter’s daring switch to a back-three at Craven Cottage. But, like his performance at right-back against City at the weekend, the defender struggled in west London.

The 23-year-old was responsible for several loose passes, several poor defensive decisions, and a potentially red-card-worthy lunge. Not to mention his deflection for Willian’s goal.

There is no midfield.

Despite Chelsea’s forwards, their midfield failed to make an impact for much of the game. That was the most significant factor in the Blues’ inability to maintain possession and use the ball effectively, resulting in constant counter-attacks from Fulham.

Instead, the trio of Denis Zakaria, Mason Mount, and Mateo Kovacic were largely ineffective and frequently bypassed – both offensively and defensively. There were gaps in midfield because the Blues midfielders simply lacked the intensity to close down spaces.

Five in the back

Changing formations abruptly is always dangerous. It’s even stranger to do so before a must-win game, regardless of the previous outcome.

Potter’s five-at-the-back formation did not provide the defensive reinforcements he desired, with a numerical advantage proving ineffective as Chelsea’s Chalobah and Thiago Silva lacked the positioning to mark Vinicius for the winner.

“You’re getting fired this morning,” Fulham fans yell at Chelsea manager Graham Potter

Felix is very exciting.

Potter did, however, get one thing right. It may appear strange to consider a red-carded player’s performance a plus. But one of Potter’s bets paid off when he decided to start Felix just days after he arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid.

The silky Portuguese international was a livewire from the start, seemingly oblivious to the fast pace of English football. He created several opportunities for himself and others, foreshadowing what was to come.

By michel

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