Chelsea sack Graham Potter after Blues drop into Premier League bottom half

Graham Potter during Chelsea's 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League in April 2023.
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Chelsea have announced the departure of Graham Potter as manager following the 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa on Saturday, which saw the Blues drop into the bottom half of the Premier League.

Potter, who started with three wins in a row after succeeding Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge in September, has picked up just four victories in the Premier League since the World Cup break and Saturday's loss saw Chelsea drop down to 11th in the table.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.