'Potter's time has expired, Chelsea should retire Aubameyang jersey' - Fans after Manchester City defeat

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Furious fans believe the former Brighton manager will relegate the Blues if not replaced and Auba is also finished at the club

Chelsea supporters in Africa have called on the club's top hierarchy to fire manager Graham Potter and terminate the contract of forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after they suffered a 1-0 Premier League defeat against Manchester City on Thursday.

The Blues went into the fixture at Stamford Bridge seeking to bounce back to winning ways having dropped points in the 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest in their last assignment but a second-half goal courtesy of Algeria international Riyad Mahrez condemned them to their sixth defeat of the campaign.

The defeat saw Chelsea drop to 10th position on the 20-team table with 25 points from 17 matches. The Blues have only managed six points from their last eight Premier League games.

Furious fans have taken to social media to express their anger after the latest defeat, with a section calling on the Blues to fire Potter, who left Brighton & Hove Albion to replace Thomas Tuchel, while others want Aubameyang's contract terminated and the number nine jersey retired.

Aubameyang has struggled since moving to Chelsea from Barcelona at the start of the season, managing nine league appearances and scoring one goal. He has started in four matches and came on as a substitute on five occasions.

Below are some of the fan comments as compiled by GOAL.

  1. Potter should be fired

    Potter should be fired

    Do you watch the same Chelsea team I watch? The team barely attacks, it’s always passing passes back and forth in our own half. Graham Potter has got to go. END! - @mtMethusella

    It's a sign that Graham Potter's time has expired in Chelsea! He should be sacked now, or else Chelsea will not qualify for the Champions League next season! - Solomon Fashakin

    Potter is just getting players to have injuries and not winning we losing more players at every match than gaining points he must go. - Frank Banks

    Chelsea should sack Potter and give the team to our female team manager Emma Hayes. I think she can mount more points than Potter. - Nana Poku Senior

    This man needs to be sacked with immediate effect 😡 - Sharba Burniton

    The team has no future. What's really the sense in hiring/keeping Potter as a Chelsea coach? The guy is not up to the task. - Meeki Meeki

    Patience is something we don't have. The earlier this guy is given the sack, the better. - Patrick Simony

    Potter is not the man for the job. - Nana Kusi

  2. Sacking Tuchel brought the curse
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    Sacking Tuchel brought the curse

    It's the sacking of Thomas Tuchel that has brought about this curse. The Chelsea Gods are still furious about that decision made by the Chelsea Board! - Blackk Boison

    This is what happens to you when you sack a world-class coach in Tuchel and bring in an average coach. - Countryman Gh

    The funny thing is we are putting a long-term project into the hands of a man who has no clue about winning any trophy while we sacked a proven winner in Tuchel😂😂 - Kojo Amoako

    We miss you Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea 😩😩😩. @todd_boehly, it's never too late to apologise. - @iheanyichuks_

  3. Chelsea should retire Auba's jersey

    Chelsea should retire Auba's jersey

    Chelsea should retire the number 9 shirt. I don't even know that Aubameyang is still playing for Chelsea 🤦 - Arrey Man

    Aubameyang's career ended when he left Arsenal. He should just leave and go play in Saudi he will be much welcome there - Wilson

    Arteta chasing away Aubameyang deserves more praise - Dan Duke

    Aubameyang refused to listen. Never put on that number 9 jersey but he did - Dell

    When the whole Chelsea team is struggling I don't know what you want Aubameyang to do - Donald

    Chelsea did not need Aubameyang, I said this in August. Here we are now, him being subbed off after being brought on in the first half - Hammad

  4. Kepa blamed for City defeat

    Kepa blamed for City defeat

    Honestly, not a bad game. Just couldn't believe Kepa could be this poor. I am still in awe. - @swiftbros

    Kepa fixed the match, he sold the match to sack Potter. - @saidat_salau

    Surely Kepa should’ve done better here for the cross on the goal. - @8Flavs

    How did the ball pass past Kepa? These Boys just want #PotterOut. - @Stanleysopol1

    Kepa should have claimed that. Totally shocked he didn’t. - @nyannthierry

  5. Potter worst Chelsea manager ever
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    Potter worst Chelsea manager ever

    Potter is the worse thing that has ever happened to Chelsea. - @laniyisanya22

    Potter is a total mess towards Chelsea not even fit to coach the junior team. - @SantigieJoseph

    Going from Thomas Tuchel to Graham Potter has to be the worst managerial downgrade ever. @Vincenrayan

    I have not watched any Chelsea live match of over 6 games I only watch replays. Because I can't handle the humiliation that Graham is taking us through. - Billy Maershall

  6. Chelsea under Potter will end up in the Championship

    Chelsea under Potter will end up in the Championship

    Realistically with Potter, Chelsea might end up in the Championship😊... So trust in him, he will deliver. - Collins Abid

    Relegation will be better. So Boehly will think better when sacking coaches and employing a PE trainer. - David Agyeman Parker

    If the coach is not sacked, Chelsea will end up in the Championship, this is not his job. - Eric Appiah

    What is the Potter project? To send Chelsea into the relegation zone? The guy is simply clueless and has no idea on how to run a big club... #POTTERMUSTGO - Francis Yao Selormey

    Chelsea will continue to drop points until Potter is gone. - Abdul Razak Gh

  7. Injuries to blame for Potter's results

    Injuries to blame for Potter's results

    Potter is really having problems with injuries!! And it's affecting the team's performance very badly!!! Almost nine key players are down to #injuries. - Augustine K Antwi

    This is one reason why Chelsea should keep Potter, they shouldn't expect this man to win matches without some important players in the squad. - Donald Luke

    Enough of this issue, Chelsea should stop buying players with injuries. - Jafiya Mulim

    Chelsea's team Doctors are not doing good. - Victor Victor

    The injuries are becoming too much, the medical team should be scrutinised. - Michael Dairo

    Did you see our bench? You can't blame the coach for this match. Chelsea's medical team must be dissolved. - Rashid Rm

  8. Potter needs time to build Chelsea

    Potter needs time to build Chelsea

    All true Chelsea fans should just like this tweet for this tactical genius. Graham Potter will really make Chelsea a successful team. He needs time to build this team. In Potter we trust. - @kojodarkoo

    Looking at the future and present, Potter will bring changes to the squad. - @MainaMarkben

    Graham Potter needs time to implement his ideas. I can see what he is trying to do. Chelsea are playing beautiful football. - @badboy_jeremy

    He is a good coach. Chelsea fans should give him more time, the year is just starting... Trust the process, please. - Kevin

    Potter is a good coach. Chelsea should extend his contract for another five years. - Sammy Bliss

    He needs more time to adjust so they should leave him alone. - Kofi Owusu Debra

    Let's give him time and buy him, young players, every good thing take time 😂😂😂. - Kofi Vidal

  9. Chelsea having a bad season

    Chelsea having a bad season

    Chelsea is just having a bad season in total, I can't blame Potter, he should be accessed when the full team is fit. This is just a phase, every team passes through it. Let's just be patient and trust the process. - Chi Nonye

    It's a process, not an event. Pep, Klopp, and Arteta who are being praised today all didn't have it easy in their first season. - Patrick Fiifi Asare

    It’s unimaginable to think Chelsea are just 10 points above the relegation zone with a couple of games left to mid-season. This Potter experiment will be a long process and fans may have to showcase unprecedented patience. - @_owurakuampofo