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Are the Problems at Chelsea Deeper Than Their Manager?

According to the fans, the problems at Chelsea have nothing to do with the manager. They say that the problems lie much deeper, so what can the Premier League side do to get back to their winning ways? Find out more right here.

Where are Chelsea in the Premier League?

Chelsea are currently languishing in tenth position in the English Premier League. It’s the worst position the club has been in at this point in the season for many years. They have played 19 games, won only 8, drawn 4, and lost 7, and they have scored 22 goals and let in 21, which gives them a +1 goal difference.

They have 28 points, and they are behind 9th place Liverpool (who also have 28 points), 8th place Brentford (29), and 7th place Brighton (30). Fulham are currently in 6th place with 31 points. Tottenham Hotspur are in 5th with 33 points, and Manchester United are in 4th with 38 points.

In 3rd place right now, also with 38 points, are Newcastle. Manchester City are in 2nd place with 49 points, and Arsenal are currently 8 points clear at the top of the table with 47 points.

Can Chelsea turn things around, and are they worth betting on?

Chelsea’s newly-appointed manager, Graham Potter, may need a little bit more time to settle in and turn things around. Those who look at football betting websites will notice that bookies see them as having an outside chance of finishing top-four. While Chelsea appear to be altering their squad-building ethos, focusing on youth rather than established stars, The Blues need Champions League football to keep hold of the established stars they do have, which will make their pursuit of glory with a young and hungry team much easier. Potter needs to get results soon, and the performances may follow later.

A closer look at Chelsea’s latest results

Chelsea are performing much better in the UEFA Champions League than they are in the English Premier League. They finished top of Group E above AC Milan, RB Salzburg, and Dinamo Zagreb, and it saw them progress to the final 16.

Let’s take a quick look at some of Chelsea’s latest Premier League and FA Cup results:

  • November 12th – Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea
  • December 11th – Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea
  • December 27th – Chelsea 2-0 Bournemouth
  • January 1st – Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea
  • January 5th – Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City
  • January 8th – Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea (FA Cup 3rd round)
  • January 12th – Fulham 2-1 Chelsea
  • January 15th – Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace

Can Chelsea turn things around?

Chelsea is just going through a run of poor performances, and they should be able to turn things around before too long. They face one of their toughest challenges on January 21st when they travel away to play Liverpool at Anfield. On February 3rd, they face local London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge.

Their next Premier League outing is away to West Ham on February 11th before they return for Champions League action in an away game on February 15th against German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. Only time will tell if Chelsea can climb back into a top-four spot at the end of the season to secure even more Champions League football for next year.

They certainly won’t want to miss out on European football, whether that means UEFA Champions League football or having to settle for Europa League football.

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