Chelsea spent record figures to improve their squad, but that hasn’t helped them in hitting the ground running.
They have made an under-par start in the Premier League, and Tuchel oversaw a Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday.
There is context to the tough start, with Chelsea losing four key players over the summer, including Antonio Rudiger.
It was always going to take time for new signings to get settled, but Todd Boehly doesn’t feel he has time to waste, and he sacked Tuchel on Wednesday morning, despite the fact the German won a Champions League title at Stamford Bridge just over a year ago.
Chelsea are now set to turn to Brighton boss Potter, who is expected to be confirmed within the next 24 hours.
Potter has worked wonders at Brighton, and that follows a very solid spell at Swansea City.
And Swansea chief Huw Jenkins has been speaking about Potter - and indeed what he can bring to Chelsea - during an interview with BBC Radio 4.
"I'm not surprised he's been approached. He's done a remarkable job as a manager and learned all the ways of developing his career,” Jenkins said.
"If he leaves Brighton to go to Chelsea then that's up to him. He's good enough to do that because of the character he has.
“On what he could bring to Blues, he said: "He has the personality and he's capable of managing any top side.
"He is very calm and calculated, he doesn't get worked up or panic over things.
"He's an intelligent manager, very thoughtful. He sets his team up so that they're always ready to have a go at the opposition, and that can carry on and develop at any top club.
"Graham's always carried on with his style of play and now he's reaping the awards.
"If the manager is up to the task, like Graham is, then they'll soon see how capable of managing the club he is. There's no doubt in my mind."