raham Potter has known as on Chelsea followers to get behind the facet for the derby in opposition to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after the Blues have been booed off at Craven Cottage.
The boos on the finish of the sport have been a transparent indication of the temper amongst Chelsea followers, with the rancour worsening with every consequence, and Potter has appealed to supporters to get behind the group as he bids to cease the slide.
Potter has seen his facet win simply as soon as in 9 video games, caught in tenth place and 10 factors off fourth-placed Manchester United, who’ve a recreation in hand.
The house owners have remained supportive of a supervisor they introduced in for the long-term, however should resolve if they will stand by him if outcomes don’t enhance quickly.
Not like most of his squad, Potter went over to applaud the travelling help on the finish of the sport in opposition to Fulham and needs to battle on to show across the season.
“We have to recover. We have to recover from the disappointment of the game,” mentioned Potter, who’s urging unity between the supporters and gamers to assist overcome their fast decline.
“It’s not easy. We’re suffering and they are suffering. So we feel for them and feel their disappointment. I went over and clapped them because you appreciate the support.
“I think it’s important we stick together and try to get through this tough period because it really is a tough period. We have to assess all the players in terms of recovery and the injuries that we have.
“Then we have to be positive, move forward and take a home game on – another London derby against a dangerous group of players – prepare ourselves and be the better team.”
Mortgage signing Joao Felix made his debut in opposition to Fulham and carried out nicely earlier than being despatched off for a reckless sort out within the 59th minute with the sport locked at 1-1. Fulham regained management and striker Carlos Vinicius scored to win his facet’s first derby since 2006.
Felix’s three-match suspension signifies that he’ll miss Chelsea’s essential match in opposition to Palace. Potter is in dire want of a win however admits that Felix’s ban will add to the problem with 10 different gamers out.
“We’re disappointed because he came here to play,” Potter added about his mortgage signing from Atletico Madrid. “You saw his quality when he was on the pitch. To lose him for three games is a real blow for us but there’s nothing we can do now. We just have to deal with it.”
Denis Zakaria can be prone to be out in opposition to Palace after coming off with a quad problem on Thursday. Chelsea have confronted an damage disaster for greater than two months and Potter defined how the Boehly-Clearlake regime are reviewing their medical practices.
“We are looking at it all the time,” he revealed. “We’re going over how they are happening and trying to evaluate the whole thing. At the halfway mark of the season, it is not always easy to know how things happened.
“At the same time, there’s a bit of bad luck and also learning for us all in terms of how to go forward and improve. It’s the nature of them that’s not even a pattern.
“They are all different problems. It’s tricky. It’s not like we are overtraining but it is something we need to get to the bottom of.”