'Struggling': BBC pundit shares what Graham Potter must start doing if he's to avoid the sack at Chelsea

BBC Pundit Garth Crooks has claimed that Graham Potter must ‘manage his resources’ better if he is to succeed as Chelsea manager.

Another defeat at the weekend to third placed Newcastle made it four losses in five as the Blues limped their way to the World Cup break.

While the losses have come to the three best teams in the league and an impressive Brighton side, there has still been unrest among Chelsea fans at the appointment made.

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Potter has certainly not had it easy since making the move to West London. A plethora of injuries have plagued the camp during a time when Chelsea have played in three games a week for the majority of the season.

Losing Reece James has been a real issue for the Blues, with them unable to find a suitable replacement in their squad.

Potter under pressure

Crooks has claimed that fans will start to turn properly if the form doesn’t change when they return to action after the World Cup.

He said: “Chelsea, however, seem to be struggling with the demands of playing three games a week. Graham Potter is new to this level of management and must learn to manage his resources better if he’s to survive at Stamford Bridge. “

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“The Blues have got used to winning and currently sit eighth in the table. Any lower and there will be murmurings.”

Realistically, the circumstances have made the job near-impossible so far for Potter, who has had no pre-season or transfer window since making the move.

With reports already coming out that Todd Boehly will not sack the manager even if he misses out on Champions League football, Chelsea fans will be best advised to back their new manager, with him likely to be the man at the helm for the foreseeable future.

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.