‘Graham Potter should be SACKED for that’: Gabby Agbonlahor SLAMS the Chelsea boss for making excuses and blaming rotation for shocking home defeat by bottom club Southampton – as Jamie O’Hara asks ‘is he winding me up?’
Chelsea boss Graham Potter has been heavily criticised by Gabby Agbonlahor for his post-match comments following Saturday’s clash with Southampton.
The Blues were beaten 1-0 by a manager-less Saints side who remain bottom of the Premier League despite the result, after James Ward-Prowse scored a trademark free kick.
The game that was largely overshadowed by a serious head injury to Cesar Azpilicueta.
After the game, Potter spoke of how he had to ‘make some changes’ after playing in the Champions League earlier in the week, which he claimed was ‘difficult against a team that’s well prepared’.
Former Aston Villa winger Abgonlahor was enraged by the Chelsea manager’s excuses, as he told TalkSPORT: ‘He should be sacked for that post-Match interview.
Graham Potter blamed ‘rotation’ after his Chelsea side were beaten by Southampton
Gabby Agbonlahor said the Chelsea manager should be ‘sacked’ for his comments
‘What’s he talking about? You’re playing against a team that are in disarray, they’ve not got a manager, they can’t get back-to-back wins together and you’re complaining that you’ve had to bring [Mykhailo] Mudryk off the bench, you’ve had to start Felix, Are you joking me?’
While Chelsea did face a quick turnaround after their 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, they were still able to field the likes of Enzo Fernandez, who arrived for a British record £107 million in January, and Joao Felix.
They were also able to bring England regular Raheem Sterling and £89m signing Mudryk off the bench.
‘Is he winding me up?’ Asked Jamie O’Hara as he shared Agbonlahor’s anger.
‘This is Chelsea football club, have you seen their line-up? It’s an unreal team.’
Potter’s side remain 10th in the league after Saturday’s loss, and are now ten points off the top four places with 15 games left to play.
They have now won just twice in their last 14 games across all competitions, leaving the manager under serious pressure.
Southampton’s league position may not have changed, but Saturday’s win leaves them just three points from the safety of 17th, as they continue to search for Nathan Jones’ replacement as manager.
The Saints will next be in action in a crunch game against 19th placed Leeds next Saturday, while Chelsea will travel to Tottenham on Sunday.
The Blues have now won just twice in their past 14 games across all competitions
Jamie O’Hara asked if Potter was ‘winding him up’ by making excuses given the talent he has available