Assessing Chelsea’s Remaining Fixtures: Can They Continue Their Winning Run Under Potter
Spylax Media analyzes how Chelsea should approach their remaining 11 matches in the 2022/23 Premier League season to sustain their recent three-game winning streak. These fixtures are considered critical for defining Chelsea’s performance, and matches against Arsenal and Manchester City are expected to be important in determining the title race. Furthermore, the pressure on Potter to be fired has diminished.
With just 11 games left in the Premier League season, Chelsea fans were eager for it to end not long ago. However, things have changed dramatically in just one week. Graham Potter, who was once the favorite among bookmakers to be the next Premier League manager to be fired, is now seventh on the list. The team’s recent string of three wins in all competitions has given Stamford Bridge a much more positive vibe.
There’s even a small bit of hope that Chelsea can secure a spot in the top four this season. Despite their current league position, Potter has dismissed suggestions that the squad lacks belief in their ability to qualify for the next season’s Champions League.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a lack of belief,” the Blues head coach explained. “I think it’s a realisation we are where we are and rather than think too far that way then zoom into the next one. If you win the next one, move to the next one and have the same approach.
“If you carry on that and things are good, then who knows what happens at the end of the season. At the moment we need to stick to the next game.”
Chelsea’s remaining fixtures
Aston Villa (H)
Manchester United (A)
Nottingham Forest (H)
Manchester City (A)
Newcastle United (H)
Acceleration is important for Potter
Chelsea has a series of home games, starting with Everton, and the team needs to make Stamford Bridge a fortress again. Aston Villa and Liverpool follow, and while both sides can be tough opponents, they have been vulnerable this season. Manchester United away promises to be an intriguing battle, with Chelsea looking to make a statement against the so-called ‘Big Six’ teams. Chelsea’s game against Arsenal and Man City will have a huge say in this season’s title race. However, the focus should be on improving the team’s performance and settling in new signings. The team needs to embed Potter’s style of play in every member of the squad and look ahead to the summer transfer window to build a stronger team for the future.