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Graham Potter responds to questions about his Chelsea future

Graham Potter at Chelsea
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The Blues boss has lost 10 of his opening 26 games (W9 D7) in charge of the Premier League club.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has admitted he has not done enough to earn ‘too much good faith’.

The struggling Blues crashed to a third straight defeat to nil on Sunday in a 2-0 loss against Tottenham after second-half goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane.

The defeat – Potter’s ninth in 26 games since his appointment last September – has fuelled growing unrest within the Chelsea fanbase.

“My job is not to worry too much about that,” Potter said after the London derby about his future.

“I understand the question and where it comes from. I just try to focus on the team, and keep supporting the players because I really like these players. They are good lads, they want to do better, they want to win but at the moment we are suffering. That’s my responsibility.”

Arteta & Klopp are examples Chelsea should follow

Potter also cited the difficult spells Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp had at Arsenal and Liverpool before their respective successes as an example Chelsea could follow.

“There’s always that question [over the owner’s loyalty], absolutely,” the 47-year-old Englishman said.

“You can’t stop that question while the results are like there are, and I accept it. It is part of the job. We were talking before the game about watching [the Amazon documentary] All or Nothing and Arsenal. Two years into Mikel’s reign, he’s close to getting the sack; people wanted him out and it is a disaster.

“Obviously now, things have changed a little bit. That’s just the way it is. Look at Jurgen’s situation. He doesn’t get results and all of a sudden people want him out. That’s just the nature of football. I haven’t done enough at this club to have too much good faith and I also accept that as well.”

Chelsea play host to Leeds United at Stamford Bridge this Saturday for their next Premier League game.