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Why Graham Potter was sacked by Chelsea

Graham Potter was the 13th Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

Thomas Tuchel was let go early in the campaign, leading to Graham Potter taking the reins.

New owner Todd Boehly promised to give Potter time to rebuild and imbed countless new faces that arrived both in the summer and this past January.

And to the American’s credit, he held off on sacking Potter for some time despite many people calling for him to go.

However, the 2-0 loss to Aston Villa that left Chelsea languishing in midtable with just 10 games to go was seemingly the final straw. Potter was relieved of his duties on Sunday night and an insight into why has now been provided.

As per the Evening Standard, Potter struggled to exert authority over a squad that grew to 32 players after a January that brought seven new signings to the club.

They add that the former Brighton boss was liked by the Chelsea squad but there were signs of discontent behind the scenes. Some players made Harry Potter references and lacked respect for a manager who had never before managed at elite level.

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