Graham Potter receives fresh backing ahead of Chelsea vs Leeds United Premier League clash

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Chelsea and Graham Potter will be hoping their season finally kicks on when Leeds United visit Stamford Bridge.

Leeds United manager Javi Gracia is of no doubt that Graham Potter is a top class manager who is capable of turning things around at Chelsea if given time to fine tune his team.

Chelsea are without a win in their last five games and lost back-to-back against bottom-placed Southampton and top four chasing rivals Tottenham.

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They also have lost the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against German side Borussia Dortmund and face the reality of going trophyless if they can not turn the second leg around at Stamford Bridge next week.

Under Graham Potter, Chelsea have also sunk to 10th on the league table, 14 points behind fourth placed Tottenham and you get the feeling the roof will come off at Stamford Bridge if they fail to get all three points over 17th placed Leeds at the weekend.

New Leeds United manager Javi Gracia who will also be hoping that the Blues continue to stutter has described Potter as “fantastic” coach.

Gracia told the press ahead of the game on Saturday: “The only way you change the different opinions about you is with results.

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“It’s the only way. What I can say is my opinion about Graham Potter and it is fantastic, he is a fantastic manager. I wish all the best to all the managers.”

Leeds United have been heavily tipped to be relegated this season- but they did show signs of improvement when they narrowly lost to Fulham in the FA Cup in midweek. They had six shots on target despite eventually crashing out of the FA Cup at the fifth round.

Chelsea have had a full week preparing for the game and fans will hope that it provides a way back for a team that has desperately looked out of form since the turn of the year.

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