Chelsea boss Graham Potter sent ‘sacked’ warning after Arsenal defeat

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Graham Potter has been sent a message amid Chelsea’s struggle for form over recent weeks.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has been told to make statement selection decisions amid a less than ideal start to life at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues suffered their second consecutive defeat on Sunday as they narrowly lost to Arsenal, slipping to seventh in the table, two points off the top four. Potter has won less than half of his Premier League games so far, and he is struggling to turn the corner with Chelsea, who cannot seem to manage any sort of consistency this season.

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Potter has experimented in his team selection, and he has been criticised for it, but he cannot seem to decide on his best team, and Chelsea are falling behind as the World Cup break approaches.

Former Tottenham boss turned talkSPORT pundit Tim Sherwood has been discussing the situation, and he believes Potter may need to be more brutal with his squad.

“You can’t argue they haven’t got the strike force,” he said. “Chelsea are making two prolific goalscorers in the Premier League in Aubameyang and [Romelu] 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 [Thomas] Tuchel 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’re not at Brighton anymore, you can’t experiment, you haven’t got time to do that.

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“If you lose one more game everyone will be looking at him. They’re 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’ll be sacked and they’ll get a new manager in.

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

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