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Simon Jordan blames two Chelsea players for Graham Potter’s dismissal and criticizes Todd Boehly.


Simon Jordan blames two Chelsea players for Graham Potter’s dismissal and criticizes Todd Boehly.

Following Graham Potter’s departure at the weekend, Chelsea are looking for a new head coach.

Simon Jordan has slammed Chelsea’s hiring policy under Todd Boehly. However, the former Crystal Palace chairman believes Graham Potter was fired as a result of the players’ performances.

Potter was fired on Sunday evening, a day after a 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa. Chelsea failed to score yet again despite having over 20 shots on goal.

Since acquiring Chelsea last year, Boehly has spent over £600 million on new signings. However, he has not spent a lot of money on a proven central striker.

Jordan can’t believe that part of the field has gone unnoticed. However, he believes that players like Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling should be scoring more goals and that their inability to do so is ultimately to blame for Potter’s departure.

Jordan told talkSPORT: “It’s almost unbelievable [Chelsea haven’t signed a striker], isn’t it? For all of us sitting across this table, for the entire football fraternity.

“However, this does not excuse the fact that Man City did not have a center-forward last season despite scoring hat-tricks. So, why isn’t Havertz scoring more goals?

“Why can’t Sterling chip in with some more goals when he’s fit? Why can’t the players that are perfectly capable of scoring goals in this side, score some goals?”

With nine goals this season, Havertz is Chelsea’s leading scorer. Seven of those have come in the league, compared to Sterling’s four goals in 19 league appearances since joining from Manchester City last summer.

Jordan acknowledges that it should not be up to Boehly to scour the market for a striker. He went on to say: “He lacks football acumen; he isn’t poring over Rothman’s guide to football players, saying, “I’ll buy him, I’ll buy him.”

“Someone in that football fraternity, that football mafia, either the director of football or the coach himself, saying, ‘excuse me, Mr owner, I think you’re missing a trick here, I need a bleeding centre-forward’. You’d think someone would say something like that to him, wouldn’t you? “

Jordan, on the other hand, has slammed Boehly for appointing Potter in the first place, claiming the American tried to break the mold at Chelsea but failed.

Jordan stated: “I believe he wanted to defy conventional wisdom, to challenge Chelsea’s orthodoxy that “if it doesn’t go right, he’s gone.” And everyone knew Potter was going to struggle from the start.

“It was a strange appointment from the outset because it looked like Todd Boehly got a progressive coach – Chelsea aren’t a progressive football club, they’re an instantaneous hit, or there’s a problem.”

Simon Jordan blames two Chelsea players for Graham Potter’s dismissal and criticizes Todd Boehly.

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