Date: 2nd April 2023 at 7:22pm
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Chelsea have sacked manager Graham Potter following The Blues’ shock 2-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa on Saturday. 

Potter had been under huge pressure following a disappointing start to his spell in charge of the club, but the defeat to The Villans has prompted those in charge of the club to dismiss him, as announced in an official statement.

During his time in charge at Stamford Bridge, Potter won just 12 of his 31 games in charge across all competitions, losing 11.

In January, Chelsea made nine signings including luring Enzo Fernandez from Benfica, making him the most expensive player in Premier League history in doing so.

The likes of Joao Felix, Mykhaylo Mudryk and Noni Madueke also arrived in SW6, but Potter failed to capitalise on the owners’ significant investment.

The 47-year-old was appointed as Chelsea boss in September, replacing Thomas Tuchel who had been sacked following a brief spell of poor results.

Potter lasted just seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge

Initially, the former Brighton and Hove Albion boss made a good impression, winning five of his first six matches across all competitions as The Blues went unbeaten in his first nine matches in charge.

Things soon changed, though, and Chelsea won just three of 17 matches between the end of October and the start of March.

Pressure had built on Potter, but he eased it when overseeing wins over Leeds United, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City at the start of last month.

Prior to the international break, The Blues were left frustrated as they were held to a 2-2 draw by struggling Everton at Stamford Bridge.

They were also below par on Saturday as they fell to defeat against Villa, a result that has proved to be Potter’s final game in charge.

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