What will happen if Potter misses out on UCL at Chelsea this season

Report: What will happen at Chelsea if Graham Potter fails to deliver Champions League football this season

Reports have claimed that Todd Boehly is willing to back Chelsea manager Graham Potter even if the club don’t finish in the top four this season.

According to The Telegraph, the American has settled on the fact that the future of the Blues is under the Englishman.

It’s fair to say some supporters have been underwhelmed by the current state of their club.

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A dire run of form leading up to the World Cup break was certainly cause for concern. It is at times difficult to remember the last time they recorded a Premier League victory.

The occasion was the win against Aston Villa, where Mason Mount and Kepa Arrizabalaga showed their quality to bring three points back from Birmingham.

Boehly backing Potter

However, circumstances outside of Potter’s control have severely limited his ability to get the best possible results for the Blues.

Injuries have absolutely not been in his favour. For the majority of his reign, he has been without arguably his two best players in Reece James and N’golo Kante.

With Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell and Mateo Kovacic also missing through issues, some players such as Trevoh Chalobah have been forced to work overtime to get the job done.

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This perhaps all adds up to Boehly’s reasoning, where according to The Telegraph he believes the best interests of the club lie with the former Brighton man.

A much more favourable run of games welcome the Blues back after Christmas, providing a great opportunity to build some momentum for the second half of the campaign.

With them still competing in the Champions League too, there is still an opportunity for a positive season to be enjoyed at Stamford Bridge, despite the lack of optimism surrounding the club at the moment.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released