Report: Where Todd Boehly expects Graham Potter to finish in the league this season as Chelsea manager

Reports have claimed that Todd Boehly is still expecting Graham Potter to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, despite backing him for the long haul.

According to The Athletic, the owners also still have an ambition to compete for trophies, despite the new manager only being in charge for one Premier League game.

Potter led the Blues to a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace, thanks to a late goal from substitute Conor Gallagher.

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However, there will be far more importance placed on getting a result tonight, as they prepare for the massive Champions League match with AC Milan at Stamford Bridge.

Nothing other than a win will do for the Blues, who have got off to a horrible start in their European campaign.

Boehly sets Potter target

While he has been thrown into the deep end as far as the Champions League goes, there was an expectation that he will be handed time to lead the rebuild at the club.

However, The Athletic have claimed that Boehly still has an expectation that Potter will secure Champions League football for next season.

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Despite Boehly going out of his way to scout the former Brighton manager when Thomas Tuchel was still in charge, it seems like there will still be some pressure on his results. With this no doubt being his biggest job yet, there will be some fears amongst the fanbase that it’s too big a task.

However, with the performances of some of the other big sides this season, there still should be a belief that they can finish in the top four. After all, they only sit one place outside the top four right now.

Other than Manchester City and Arsenal, there have been no standout sides this season at all, and Potter should feel confident that he can mastermind another top four finish this time around.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.