One win in TEN for Chelsea as Southampton pile strain on under-fire Graham Potter
Below-pressure Chelsea (opens in new tab) boss Graham Potter faces extra intense scrutiny after his aspect slumped to a 1-0 Premier League loss at house to bottom-of-the-table Southampton (opens in new tab).
A cacophony of boos greeted the full-time whistle at Stamford Bridge, the place James Ward-Prowse’s trademark free-kick clinched three enormous factors for Southampton – beneath the caretaker cost of Ruben Selles – of their battle to keep away from the drop.
The outcome means Chelsea have now gained simply certainly one of their final 10 matches in all competitions – and solely certainly one of their final seven within the league, the place they continue to be languishing in tenth.
It was a well-recognized story for the Blues as they once more failed to seek out the web, struggling their second 1-0 loss in 4 days – having been overwhelmed by Borussia Dortmund (opens in new tab) within the first leg of the Champions League final 16.
Potter’s aspect have drawn a clean in 4 of their final 5 outings, mustering simply seven objectives in 11 matches for the reason that season resumed after the World Cup.
Solely six groups have collected fewer Premier League factors of their final 10 video games than the Blues (9), who’re subsequent in motion after they journey to London rivals Tottenham (opens in new tab) every week on Sunday.