Daily Mail


Co-owner Boehly determined to give Potter more time... but rest of board running out of patience with manager


CHELSEA’S board are divided over whether to sack Graham Potter as the under-fire manager enters a crunch period with today’s game against Leeds.

Potter, 47, accepts that results have left his job in peril and he is facing a fight to convince key members of the hierarchy that he can arrest the team’s awful run of form.

Crucially, though, co- owner Todd Boehly — the face of the new Chelsea regime — remains behind Potter.

Boehly headed up the consortium that bought Chelsea for £4.25billion last year, alongside Swiss businessma­n Hansjorg Wyss and Mark Walter, co-founder and chief executive of Guggenheim Partners.

Chelsea turned to Potter in September, luring him from Brighton after sacking Thomas Tuchel. But the Blues are now languishin­g 10th in the Premier League table, 14 points off the top four, having not scored at home since January 15.

Victory at home to Leeds today would ease the pressure on Potter ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea trail 1-0 from the first leg.

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