‘Phenomenal’: Paul Merson says one Chelsea man has been really underrated since joining the club

Paul Merson has claimed in his Sportskeeda predictions for this weekend that the Graham Potter has done an underrated job at Chelsea so far.

The former Brighton man made the step up to Stamford Bridge last month, following Thomas Tuchel’s sacking.

Since then, the Blues have played five games. They drew the first against RB Salzburg, before going on a four game winning streak they currently remain on.

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This has included two huge wins in the Champions League, a competition where they’re future looked bleak for a while.

Consecutive dominant victories over Serie A champions AC Milan have flipped their group on its head, and a win in their next fixture will see the Blues secure qualification.

Graham Potter underrated

Merson has claimed that the turnaround Potter has led the Blues to is not getting enough credit, as they prepare for this weekend’s game against Aston Villa.

He said: “Graham Potter has quietly and steadily got some phenomenal football results recently. I’d said they had a big week coming up and all of a sudden, they’ve done the business – fair play to them.

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“Chelsea have not got the accolades they’ve deserved, to be honest – they’ve done the double over AC Milan and they beat Wolves comfortably. Chelsea were wasteful last week, and could’ve beaten Wolves by any score if they’d taken their chances. Aston Villa will make it hard this week, but Chelsea will have too much for them.”

A win against Steven Gerrard’s side this Sunday would see them remain in the top four, whilst also maintaining the pressure on Tottenham ahead of them.

With a game in hand on all the teams that currently sit above them in the league, continuing to rack up the wins will no doubt have sides looking over their shoulder at the work Graham Potter is doing.

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