Graham Potter holds crisis meeting with Chelsea's experienced stars

Graham Potter holds crisis meeting with four of Chelsea’s senior stars as he bids to revive the club’s miserable season… with the Blues 10 POINTS adrift of the top four ahead of Fulham clash

  • Chelsea boss Graham Potter has revealed he held a crisis meeting with players
  • Potter met with experienced stars to discuss how to turn fortunes around
  • Chelsea have just one win in their last 10 domestic matches under Potter
  • Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho were all spoken to

Chelsea manager Graham Potter held a training ground crisis summit with his senior players on Tuesday as the underfire boss tries to revive the club’s failing season.

The former Brighton manager’s position is under intense scrutiny following a woeful run of just one victory in their previous 10 domestic matches.

Potter has the backing of owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital – but fans appear to be turning on their manager, who was only appointed in September.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter held crisis talks at the training ground with the club’s experienced players

Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva were both involved in the summit with Potter

And Potter hauled senior players Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho in for talks at the club’s Cobham training base ahead of tonight’s clash against Fulham in hope of arresting their worrying slide.

‘I spoke really at length yesterday with Thiago, Azpi, Jorgi and Kova – we had a really good conversation,’ revealed Potter.

Potter is looking to revive Chelsea’s season after a poor run of form

‘They again showed their qualities as people. They were honest, articulated their concerns well. They articulated their positivity, the articulated their responsibility.

‘And I think we are in a place where we can move forward.’ Potter also revealed he has spoken to Chelsea’s owners this week, saying: ‘I’ve been in regular dialogue with the owners and they’ve been really supportive, fantastic.

‘We speak on a regular basis, two or three times a week, and they’ve been really supportive.’ Meanwhile, Joao Felix competed his loan move to Stamford Bridge yesterday and could be part of the squad that travels to Craven Cottage if he gains clearance in time this morning.

Italian midfielder Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic were among the other stars involved in the talks

But the club’s already lengthy injury list has gained another long-term casualty after Potter confirmed winger Christian Pulisic will miss two months with the knee injury he suffered against Manchester City last week.

The club are still awaiting a full diagnosis on Raheem Sterling’s hamstring problem though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available for Fulham after recovering from a back injury, while Reece James and Ngolo Kane have stepped-up their rehabilitation programmes.

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