Date: 20th February 2023 at 7:19am
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Chelsea boss Graham Potter find himself under increasing pressure amid his side’s dismal run of form. 

The Blues have won just two of their last 16 games across all domestic competitions, and their run of form reached a new low when they were beaten 1-0 at home by 20th-placed Southampton on Saturday.

Despite their atrocious run of results, it appears that owner Todd Boehly is set to stick with Potter for the foreseeable future, although sections of fans could be heard calling for the ex-Brighton boss to be sacked on Saturday.

Now, it appears that Potter could be set to raid his former club for a new striker.

According to The Sun, both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in young Seagulls forward Evan Ferguson.

The 18-year-old made his debut for Brighton last season but has established himself within the first team this term, scoring three goals and providing two assists in seven Premier League matches.

The teenager joined Brighton from Irish side Bohemians during Potter’s reign on the south coast, and The Blues are said to be considering a summer move for the striker.

Ferguson is attracting interest from some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs

Spurs are also interested, and are said to consider the Irishman as a potential long-term replacement for talisman Harry Kane.

Ferguson, who became the youngest Irish goal scorer in Premier League history when he netted against Arsenal in December, is contracted to Brighton until 2026.

Despite spending heavily on no fewer than 16 permanent signings this season, Chelsea are set to be in the market for a striker this summer as they continue to struggle in front of goal.

The likes of Kai Havertz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have both failed to impress this term, and Boehly is therefore likely to be on the hunt for a new striker when the window reopens at the end of the current campaign.

In total, Ferguson has scored four goals and provided four assists across all competitions so far this season.

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