Chelsea owner already doubting the decision to appoint Graham Potter as Chelsea boss

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton believes Chelsea owner Todd Boehly will be doubting the decision to appoint Graham Potter as Chelsea boss.

Chelsea are 10th in the Premier League following Thursday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

“It was a difficult pre-season for Chelsea – there were noises coming out of it that Thomas Tuchel wasn’t happy,” Sutton told BBC Sport.

“He ended up leaving, and it’s been difficult for Graham Potter coming but this is a Chelsea team that simply aren’t doing well enough.

“They’ve spent a fortune and you feel for Potter in terms of key players being out tonight – Mount, Chilwell, James [and then] Sterling [and Pulisic] having to come off early on.

“But it isn’t good enough – I don’t think anybody expected Chelsea to win this game tonight, they are not the team they once were, and how long will Todd Boehly give Graham Potter? It’s so difficult to see where this is going.

“Did Chelsea play well? I thought they did in the first half but in the second half they were overrun.

“Is this the Chelsea that the fans want to see where they are applauding them for their effort? Chelsea, over the past 20 years, have been a team who have won big trophies and they look miles off it.

“The question is how much can Todd Boehly tolerate? Chelsea go to City at the weekend in the FA Cup – if they go out there, I just wonder whether they will view this as a job too big for Graham Potter.”