Glenn Hoddle has revealed that the only condition that Chelsea’s owners would agree to allow Graham Potter to remain in charge of the Stamford Bridge club.
After a 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Thursday night, Chelsea remained in 10th place in the Premier League.
Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the night for the Etihad side, closing the gap on top-placed Arsenal to five points.
Potter’s future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain.
Potter was hired as a replacement for Thomas Tuchel after Boehly fired the German in September 2022.
Chelsea spent around £280 million on new players ahead of the 2022-23 season, and Sutton believes Boehly may fire Potter soon.
“Potter is finding it extremely difficult and frustrating. I believe he should be further along than he is.
“But it’s difficult for him when you lose two of your main players within two or three minutes.
“But I don’t think he’s anywhere near his best team. He’s not even close.
“I believe he is still scratching his head and wondering, ‘Where is my best team?'” If they are still in 10th place after 12 games, there is a problem, and they [Chelsea’s owners] will be unhappy.
“If they see an improvement, that they’re in contention for top four at the end of the season, then I think a long-term project could come in… They’ll give him some space.
He’ll be given next season. But if they continue to be this way… I’m not sure where they’re going. I know how difficult it has been.
“They’ve lost key players to injury but when Tuchel lost key players to injuries he found a way around it. You are given the opportunity to do something. Yes, there is money, but it isn’t everything. You must spend it prudently.”