Why Graham Potter thanked Chelsea fans after 2-0 victory over Bournemouth

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter has thanked Chelsea fans for their support in what has been a difficult period for the club.

The Blues suffered four defeats in five games heading into the World Cup break but returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on Tuesday.

Following Chelsea’s winning return to action against Bournemouth, Potter said: “Of course, I hope they [fans] do [understand the path the club are trying to take].

“But I can also understand that when we’re not playing well and things don’t look as they would like, everybody gets frustrated. I understand that. I’m not naive, I know there will be people saying I’m not good, or this or that. It’s happened throughout my career.

“If you go back to [former club] Ostersund and go on a website in the first 18 months and Potter was rubbish. So that is normal. There will be people in this room who thinks the same but I can probably give you a lot of evidence to suggest otherwise.

“Thankfully, they [the owners] have a similar opinion and there has been a lot of support out there for me in terms of interactions I’ve had with our supporters that understand the situation we’re in and are very supportive.

“But, haven’t been perfect so we have to accept any criticism that comes our way when we don’t get the performances and results we want here.”