Chelsea will look to end their six-game winless streak on Saturday in the Premier League, relieving pressure on Graham Potter. At Stamford Bridge, they will face relegation-threatened Leeds United.
Both teams have had comparable form slumps since the start of the season. Chelsea has only won one of their last nine Premier League games, while Leeds United has only won one of their last eight.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is reportedly under immense pressure following a dreadful run of only three wins in his last 17 games in charge. He is up against two critical fixtures that could determine his job’s fate. The first match is on Saturday against Leeds United, followed by a crucial Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Borussia Dortmund three days later.
It’s worth noting that Manchester City has won more games involving Chelsea (three) in the last three months than Chelsea itself (two). The West Londoners were especially disappointing in February, as they failed to win any of their five matches across all competitions. Joao Felix scored their lone goal in a 1-1 tie with West.
Chelsea has struggled to score this season, with only six goals in their last 15 games across all competitions since November 6. This is the lowest total of any team in the top four divisions of England. Manchester United, on the other hand, has scored 50 goals in the same time period, with Marcus Rashford contributing 18 of those goals.
Chelsea fans are understandably frustrated after their 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur. If the club is to have any chance of finishing in the top four, its fortunes must improve quickly. The Blues are currently in 10th place, 14 points behind Spurs in fourth, albeit with a game in hand.
Graham Potter will be hoping that his team can improve on their previous home performance against relegation-threatened Southampton, which ended in a 1-0 loss. It was their ninth Premier League defeat of the season.