Chelsea ease stress on Graham Potter as they cease rot with slender win over Leeds
Chelsea barely eased the stress on head coach Graham Potter with a 1-0 win over Leeds at Stamford Bridge.
Coming into what appeared like a make-or-break afternoon for Potter, the Blues had gone six video games in all competitions with out a win – failing to attain in 5 of these – and misplaced their final three.
Within the build-up to this crunch conflict, Potter had acknowledged that his place was underneath menace however confused that he had the complete backing of his gamers.
And, whereas it wasn’t a wholly convincing efficiency, they went some method to repaying him right here, as Wesley Fofana’s header from Ben Chilwell’s outswinging nook early within the second half secured a primary victory for the Blues since they beat Crystal Palace by the identical scoreline in mid-January.
Objectives stay at a premium for Chelsea, however recording a optimistic consequence forward of Tuesday’s Champions League final 16 second-leg conflict with Borussia Dortmund – the place the Blues will look to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit – was a should.
As for Leeds, it is now one win and one loss from Javi Gracia’s two league matches in cost; the Whites stay only a level above the relegation zone in seventeenth.