The pressure is mounting on Chelsea boss Graham Potter after a dismal performance against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Just minutes after the final whistle, a petition to sack the under-fire manager had already gained thousands of signatures.
The petition, which was started by a Chelsea fan, calls for the immediate dismissal of Potter and the appointment of a new manager. It has already gained over 10,000 signatures in just a few hours, with many fans expressing their dissatisfaction with the team’s recent performances.
The Blues have been in a poor run of form since the start of the season, and Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Spurs was the latest in a string of disappointing results. Potter has come under increasing scrutiny from fans and pundits alike, with many questioning his tactics and team selection.
The petition claims that Potter has “failed to deliver the results expected of a club of Chelsea’s stature” and that “it is time for a change”. It also calls for the club to “appoint a manager who can bring the team back to the top of the Premier League”.
The petition has been widely shared on social media, with many fans voicing their support for the campaign. It has also been backed by some former players, including former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, who tweeted his support for the petition.
It remains to be seen whether the petition will have any effect on the club’s decision-making, but it is clear that the pressure is mounting on Potter. With the team languishing in mid-table and the fans growing increasingly frustrated, it may only be a matter of time before the club makes a change.