Below-pressure Chelsea supervisor Graham Potter mentioned he took accountability after a 2-0 loss at house to Aston Villa on Saturday despatched the Blues into the underside half of the Premier League tables. Ollie Watkins gave Villa an early lead earlier than an excellent strike by John McGinn, recent from starring in Scotland’s shock Euro 2024 win over Spain, made it 2-0 within the 56th minute with Chelsea booed off the sphere by their very own followers come full-time at Stamford Bridge. Defeat noticed Villa leapfrog the hosts into ninth place, with the outcome leaving Chelsea, for therefore lengthy used to being title-contenders, in eleventh — beneath native rivals Fulham — and 5 factors off any European spot.
“I do not wish to blame anyone, I’ve to take accountability,” mentioned Potter.
As for the jeers of the followers, the previous Brighton boss added: “We are able to really feel the ache of the supporters… I perceive once you lose at house, the emotion of the sport is such that persons are going to be dissatisfied and pissed off and indignant.
“The place we’re within the league desk, nobody’s proud of. No matter criticism comes I’ve to just accept.”
– ‘Painful scoreline’ –
As soon as once more Chelsea paid dearly for a scarcity of innovative up entrance. That they had 27 photographs on the right track to Villa’s 5 — however the Birmingham membership made two of their probabilities rely.
“The intention of the workforce was there,” mentioned Potter. “You possibly can inform by what number of instances we acquired of their field, the photographs we had. There was a optimistic intent however the scoreline is painful for us.”