Within minutes of the defeat to Spurs, a petition calling for the dismissal of embattled Chelsea manager Graham Potter had garnered thousands of signatures
And with just two victories in his previous 15 league games, Potter is feeling the strain mounting.
The crowd during last weekend’s loss to Southampton at Stamford Bridge booed the former Brighton manager.
Spurs’ joy today drowned out any boos from the visiting fans.
After the final whistle, the fans therefore sought another means to express their rage.
A petition requesting Potter’s Chelsea departure went posted on Change.org minutes after the outcome.
After only 40 minutes, it already had over 4,000 signatures. It swiftly gathered thousands of signatures.
After more than an hour, it reached the astounding 8,000 signature threshold, with many supporters supporting the petition’s thesis.
The petition requested that Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali, and the company’s stockholders fire Graham Potter.
Despite spending millions, he has only managed two victories in 15 games, leaving the fans dejected and worn out.
“Our team is extremely talented, but there is one thing we can change: the coach.
“Please fire Graham Potter for the sake of Chelsea Football Club’s future.”
A fan who spoke up among the crowd remarked, “He’s the worst coach I’ve seen.”
Another stated: “He and the squad need to add some energy. Lack of effort and desire.”
“Graham Potter is not good enough for Chelsea,” one person said.
He is not the right person for the job and is misdirecting Chelsea, said another.
After supporting Potter earlier in the week, it remains to be seen if Boehly and Eghbali will pay attention to the fans’ requests.
But if the management is to turn around the unfavourable environment, results must soon improve.
After the game, Potter said: “I am aware of my obligation. (The outcomes) are insufficient for this club.
“They don’t make me happy. I accept full accountability for those outcomes.” You can’t always count on support if the results are poor, which they currently aren’t.
“My role is to press on and make an effort to alter the situation. The athletes are in pain. This is a difficult time for us.”