Chelsea manager Graham Potter has admitted to Football London that Chelsea are not currently in a position where they can win trophies.

The former Brighton man took the club on an impressive unbeaten run when he came in. This included strong showings in both the Premier League and Champions League.

However, back-to-back defeats have already got people asking questions over his pedigree.

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With many supporters wanting an instant fix based off the summer spending spree, it is seemingly surprising some that things have not turned around instantly.

Potter has claimed that while he is up for the challenge of being Chelsea manager, it would be wise to remember where the club sit in comparison to the likes of Manchester City.

Potter says need time for trophies

He said: “But the reason to come here, one of the reasons to come here, one of many, was that it’s a fantastic football club, potentially one of the best in the world, and that can compete for any major trophy.

“But I think we all know that we’re not at that point now, and we haven’t been for two or three or four years. That is the reality when you look at the league table and the points difference between the top two and Chelsea.

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“So okay, how do you get there? That’s hard work, and that’s pain, and that’s suffering, and that is moving forward, and that’s learning, and that’s developing, and that’s just driving it forward – And that’s absolutely why we’re here.”

Judgement on Potter should not even come into question until long after he’s had the opportunity to add some of his own players to the Chelsea project.

Players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are likely not in the manager’s long-term plans, so until he is replaced it is likely they won’t be playing to the standards Potter wants.

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