Chris Sutton rips into Chelsea after dismal defeat to Manchester City

‘How much can Todd Boehly tolerate? It’s so difficult to see where this is going’: Chris Sutton rips into Chelsea after Man City defeat and questions whether the ‘job is too big for Graham Potter’

  • Chris Sutton tore into Chelsea after their dismal performance against Man City
  • Chelsea suffered a 1-0 loss to Man City on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge
  • Sutton questioned whether to role on manager was ‘too big’ of a job for Potter’ 
  • He also questioned how much Chelsea owner Todd Boehly would tolerate

Chris Sutton tore into Chelsea after their defeat by Manchester City and questioned how much Todd Boehly can tolerate.

Chelsea suffered a 1-0 loss to Manchester City after substitute Riyad Mahrez found the back of the net at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening. 

Sutton questioned whether to role on manager was ‘too big’ of a job for Graham Potter’ as his team ‘simply aren’t doing well enough’. 

Chris Sutton tore into Chelsea after their dismal performance against Manchester City

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sutton said: ‘Did Chelsea play well? I thought they did in the first half but in the second half they were overrun.

‘Is this the Chelsea that the fans want to see where they are applauding them for their effort? Chelsea, over the past 20 years, have been a team who have won big trophies and they look miles off it.

Chelsea suffered a 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge 

Marc Cucurella (right) was caught on his heels as Riyad Mahrez (centre) scored the winner

‘The question is how much can Todd Boehly tolerate? Chelsea go to City at the weekend in the FA Cup – if they go out there, I just wonder whether they will view this as a job too big for Graham Potter.

‘It was a difficult pre-season for Chelsea – there were noises coming out of it that Thomas Tuchel wasn’t happy. He ended up leaving, and it’s been difficult for Potter coming but this is a Chelsea team that simply aren’t doing well enough.’

Sutton went on to speaking about the money Boehly had invested in the team and says it’s difficult to see ‘where’ the team is going despite their star-studded team. 

 Sutton questioned whether to role on manager was ‘too big’ of a job for Graham Potter’

Sutton said ‘They’ve spent a fortune and you feel for Potter in terms of key players being out tonight – Mount, Chilwell, James, Sterling having to come off early on. 

‘But it isn’t good enough – I don’t think anybody expected Chelsea to win this game tonight, they are not the team they once were, and how long will Todd Boehly give Potter? It’s so difficult to see where this is going.’ 

Sutton was also very critical of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s performance against Pep Guardiola’s side. 

Sutton also questioned how much Chelsea owner Todd Boehly (above) would tolerate

Aubameyang started Chelsea’s tie against City on the bench but made his way onto the pitch after just five minutes as Raheem Sterling was forced off injured. 

However, Graham potter was less than impressed with the 33-year-old’s performance and decided to replace him with Omari Hutchinson in the second half. 

Speaking about the striker’s contribution, Sutton said: ‘I thought Aubameyang was hopeless in truth, offered very little. The Aubameyang substitution is really telling, it’s embarrassing. He’s been hauled off and rightly so.’  




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