The honeymoon for Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge has come to a swift and brutal end over the past few weeks. A defeat to Newcastle United on the final matchday before the World Cup break appears to have been a breaking point for many fans.
Historic Chelsea Defeat Puts Pressure on Graham Potter
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The London side and the Englishman appeared to be a match made in heaven early on. His first five games in charge provided room for optimism among the fans. The first nine games in charge passed without incident as his team went unbeaten in that spell.
The team were playing well, goals were being scored and the fanbase was generally optimistic. That was all to change after a 4-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Honeymoon Period Over
The embarrassing display against The Seagulls proved to be a turning point in the season for The Blues. Since then they have failed to win a domestic game and currently find themselves on a run of six domestic games without a win (including the Carabao defeat to Manchester City).
The defeat to The Magpies drove things home as the club is now without a win in the Premier League for five straight games, their worst run in over a decade. While European success is nice, these failings on home soil have embittered the fanbase.
The woeful displays on the field have caused fans to reminisce about former boss Thomas Tuchel, making him a top 10 trend on the social media app Twitter during the latter stages of the match with Newcastle.
One thing is for certain, all is not well at Stamford Bridge. If not for the World Cup breaking up the season, who knows how bad things could have become.