According to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would never have hired Graham Potter as Chelsea boss.
Carragher wrote in the Telegraph: “I and most people in football would like to see Potter get time, but unless there is a major improvement between now and May – especially against the usual top-four rivals – it would be a surprise if he is still in charge next season.
“His best chance of surviving is Boehly’s reluctance to undermine his strategy. He won’t want an embarrassing U-turn so soon into his ownership.
“With the utmost respect to Potter – a fine coach whose legacy at Brighton and Hove Albion speaks for itself – he would never have been hired during the Abramovich era, where the remit was to come in and hit the ground running, and once the motor stalled you were out, usually replaced by a proven winner of the world-class calibre of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti or Antonio Conte.
“Even the great Chelsea managers would not have survived a run of poor results and performances culminating in the worrying gulf in class in the recent fixtures against Manchester City.”