'No idea about football' - Chelsea sacking Graham Potter has made Todd Boehly & Co. look like clueless clowns
Back in September, Todd Boehly admitted that while Chelsea's new owners knew all about "people and human capital", and understood "game plans and strategies", they were "not expecting to be the football experts". Which is just as well, really, because they're looking like clueless clowns right now.
Did Graham Potter deserve to be sacked as Chelsea manager? Absolutely. Every manager is judged by results – and Potter's were pitiful.
Saturday's 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa made it 11 defeats in 31 games for the former Brighton boss. He took over a team sitting sixth in the Premier League and he leaves them 11th in the table, 12 points off a Champions League place.
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He departs with the joint-lowest points-per-game tally (1.27) for a Chelsea manager in the Premier League era. Worse still, there were few signs of improvement, little indication of what exactly he was trying to do.
His tactics and team selections were puzzling, and did nothing to win over a fan base that treated his appointment with scepticism.
However, Potter's dismissal after 100 days at the helm says far more about his employers than his own struggles at Stamford Bridge.