Last revised on January 12, 2023. from Chelseacomments189 in the section.
When is his luck going to change, Graham Potter must be wondering. ".
Former Chelsea forward Joe Cole expressed what many of the team's supporters, including Potter, were thinking.
A terrible run of results, disgruntled fans, a growing injury list, and now their star new signing is suspended for three games after receiving a red card on his debut.
After losing 2-1 to west London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage, Chelsea, the European champions a year and a half ago, is now in 10th place in the Premier League. Once again, the Blues were the ones who caused their own demise.
Before lunging and striking Fulham defender Kenny Tete on the shin and receiving a straight red card, Portuguese winger Joao Felix had been Chelsea's best player and at the center of their best attacking moments.
Joao was making a huge difference, so it is disappointing that he will be out for three games, said Potter.
He didn't intend to hurt anyone, and the incident involved a football play.
"It's where we stand in terms of what might happen for us. It is yet another strike; at the moment, the blows are coming thick and fast. We are in pain. Any negative event has already occurred.
"I understand why it was a red, but it was a forward's tackle; there was no malice in it. We are doubly disappointed because he was so good; his talent was evident throughout the game. ".
While Willian, an ex-player of Chelsea, scored with a deflected shot after Trevoh Chalobah and teenage fullback Lewis Hall both failed to clear the ball, Chelsea fell behind despite being the superior team.
However, Potter's team tied the score just two minutes into the second half when Kalidou Koulibaly was quickest to react after Mason Mount's free kick had struck the post, and Chelsea appeared to be in control.
Joao Felix, who just joined Chelsea on loan from Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, was dismissed before the hour mark, and Carlos Vinicius headed in the winning goal for the hosts in the 72nd minute, so the advantage did not last long.
Cole continued, "That red card moment changed the game. "Joao Felix was brilliant; I saw enough in his 59 minutes to know he's going to be a good signing for Chelsea.
"Because you're getting overloaded in different areas of the pitch, it's difficult when you're down to 10 in the Premier League.
"Graham Potter's circumstances are not favorable, and a change is necessary. For the team to regain confidence, they require a lucky win or goal. ".
Despite another missed chance to secure a much-needed victory, Potter said he was pleased with his team's performance.
"I think we controlled the game early, won the ball back high, created some opportunities, maybe missed the last pass," he said. For their objective, we made a few errors.
"In the second half, I believe we reacted well, and the game is then changed by the red card. It made things a little more challenging for us, but I thought the application was really strong once we were down to 10.
I think we could have done better and that is what cost us, so I'm disappointed with the goal.
"We must continue to work. There is no other option; you must continue to work, remain a unit, and attempt to secure the three points. ".
Denis Zakaria, a midfielder on loan from Juventus, left the game limping early in the second half, and Chelsea are unsure of the severity of the injury, which is another concern for Potter regarding his club's injury issues.
The injury list currently features goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (hand), defenders Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Reece James (leg), and Wesley Fofana (knee), midfielders N'Golo Kante (hamstring) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf), and forwards Raheem Sterling (muscle injury), Christian Pulisic (knee), and Armando Broja (cruciate ligament).