Sat 04 February 2023 | 9:30

Potter confident Chelsea can still qualify for Champions League

Chelsea manager Graham Potter is still confident that his side can qualify for the Champions League next season.

After a goalless draw at home against Fulham on Friday,


now is in ninth place in the table. They are nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, who has played a game less.

Chelsea has spent more than £500 million in just six months under new owner Todd Boehly.

Enzo Fernandez

made his debut against Fulham after his £106.8million move from Benfica. Mykhaylo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, and David Datro Fofana who all joined in January also played in this match.


Potter’s side has just one victory in their last seven matches, but he believes they have the potential to qualify for the Champions League next season.



"I'm confident with the potential we have. I'm confident with the ability we have within the group.

"What we need to do now is gel the team. That's the challenge, that's what we have to do.

"There's still more football to play, but at the same time I don't want to worry about what we're going to do in four, five months' time. I need to focus on the next day, the training session and the next game.”

Potter also said he is happy with Enzo Fernandez’s performance.

"Very good, considering he's been in the country not very long,"

Potter said to Sky Sports.

"He doesn't know us, we don't know him so well but I think you can see flashes of his quality and personality. He'll get better and better."

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola both questioned how Chelsea managed to spend so much money in January. Potter defended the club's decisions and insisted that his job is to improve the team.

"I think you have to look at it all in terms of transfer fees and salaries,"

Potter said.

"You can sign someone for less of a transfer fee but the salaries are enormous, so it just depends on how you structure the contract, how you structure the deal.

"But we're confident in what we're doing and I think we've done a good job and now my job is to improve the team."

source: SportMob

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