Marcus Rashford and Manchester United put Chelsea to shame, as Potter faces the sack.
Chelsea’s poor goal-scoring record has been exacerbated by Manchester United.
Manchester United and Marcus Rashford’s recent goal-scoring form puts Chelsea to shame, putting even more pressure on Graham Potter. In 2023, the Blues have won just one game out of 11 and have rarely offered their fans anything to rejoice about.
Following the dreadful run, Potter is facing calls to resign. The Chelsea board has thus far given the 47-year-old their complete backing, but how long that will stay remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, United are in their best position in years. They won the Carabao Cup on Sunday, ending a long drought of silverware, and are still in contention for the three other competitions they joined this season.
OptaJoe’s statistic merely emphasizes the massive contrast in fortunes between Chelsea and United this season. Potter’s team has failed to score goals in particular.
They have only scored six goals in 15 games since November 6. It is the fewest goals scored by a team in England’s top four divisions.
United, on the other hand, has scored a whopping 50 goals in that span. They’ve played seven more games than the Blues, but their goal-per-game ratio is much different.
In their last 22 games, United has averaged 2.27 goals per game. Chelsea’s goal average is 0.4 per game.
Rashford’s own statistics only serve to further humiliate Chelsea. He has appeared in all 22 games, scoring 18 goals.
That means he has scored three times as many goals as Chelsea as a team since November 6. It’s depressing reading for Potter and Chelsea fans.
Todd Boehly, the club’s owner, has spent almost £600 million on new acquisitions in his first two transfer windows in control. However, Potter has yet to discover the recipe for success on the pitch.
Tottenham was the latest team to wreak havoc on Potter. On Sunday, they won 2-0 in north London at a stadium where Chelsea previously had a good record.
Potter claims he does not yet have a solution to their goal-scoring problems. He stated:”I think it’s a combination of a few things.
“It’s an easy question to ask – and not a bad question at all – it’s not the easiest one to answer either. Sometimes you go through moments when you create chances and don’t score them, which we had against Dortmund and Southampton.
“As a team, we’ve not quite there in how we want it to look and function in a good way. And scoring goals is the difficult part of the game.”