In the curve of the blues fans, they were already singing the name of the former German coach. The fans of the athletically stumbling Chelsea FC want Thomas Tuchel back at Stamford Bridge.
In the 0: 4 swatter away against champions Manchester City in the cup just a few days after the defeat in the championship, even City's star coach Pep Guardiola had to stand up for the counted Chelsea coach Graham Potter. "I know in big clubs it's the results that count, but I'd say give it time."
But now also out of the FA Cup in this way and only tenth and thus poor average in the Premier League with only one win from the last eight games but four defeats. "We have great Thomas Tuchel," sang London fans during the frustration game in Manchester, where Guardiola had even done without super striker Erling Haaland.
After 38 minutes, the Blues around German national player Kai Havertz were already 0:3 behind, and Potter also had to endure boos from the ranks. Likewise, the name of the Russian ex-owner Roman Abramovich, who had to sell the club to an American consortium as a result of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. "The fans' frustration is understandable," Potter said. "It's obvious that we're not in a good phase."
Fans make mood against Chelsea owners
The tabloid "The Sun" was already happily quoting fans from social networks who were sharply concerned with the new owner Todd Boehly, who ended Tuchel's tenure on September 7 last year, despite the 2021 Champions League triumph. A day later Potter took over and after three league wins the crisis phase began.
Against Manchester, the guests didn't even have a shot on goal in the first half, "painful", commented the 47-year-old Potter. "That was perhaps the low point of his previous tenure," said the "Mirror". Whether Potter, previously a coach at Brighton, will still be in office in the duels in the round of 16 of the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund from mid-February is currently very questionable, at least from the fans' point of view.