Chelsea FC: 10 crazy numbers underlining Graham Potter’s club’s horrible situation after Tottenham loss

Chelsea are on the verge of sliding into the bottom half of the Premier League table after a 2-0 away defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane and Oliver Skipp caused damage with second-half goals to bury Graham Potter’s men, leaving the Blues in 10th place – equal on points with Aston Villa in 11th – and 10 points behind from European places.

It’s been another pathetic walk in what is turning into a fruitless run for Chelsea, with Potter now under serious pressure to make a difference before the situation becomes unacceptable, which she’s already approaching. Given the seriousness of the Englishman’s situation before the game and astonishing numbers, it’s no wonder why rumors began about how much more patience American owner Todd Boly would show him.

We take a closer look at some of these 10 crazy numbers that show just how difficult the patch was for a club that spent like crazy but can’t seem to buy a win:


No Blues player has scored seven or more goals this season, while Arsenal and Manchester City have four each. Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has scored four goals more than Chelsea’s current number of goals (23).


Chelsea’s record goals per game in 2023, spanning 11 matches in all competitions. Of the four goals scored this calendar year, three have been away and only one has been scored at Stamford Bridge.


Potter’s side have scored six goals in their last 12 Premier League games, the worst record for any team since early November. They have not scored more than once in a game since their last match in 2022 in a 2-0 home win over Bournemouth.


Chelsea have one win in the entire calendar year so far, including a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace in mid-January. They last recorded back-to-back victories in October ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


This is Potter’s points-per-game ratio in the Premier League since he took over from Thomas Tuchel. The Englishman scored 21 points out of 54 over 18 games, while the German scored 10 points out of 18 before being sacked at odds of 1.67 – better than his successor.


Chelsea are now five games without a Premier League win and that one win is part of a nine-match spell that also includes four losses.


The six-time champions sit 10th in the Premier League table, 10 points behind any European qualification and 10 points behind the relegation places.


Only six clubs have the same or worse record in the Premier League than Chelsea, with the Blues trailing 13 other teams in league goals scored. West Ham United also scored 23 goals, so only Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton are currently feeling worse.


Chelsea are currently 14 points away from places in the Champions League despite remaining in the current season – for now. The four teams between them and fourth place also have games in hand over the Londoners.


Chelsea’s current drought is 344 minutes and growing. Their last goal was scored by Joao Felix in a 1-1 away draw against West Ham.


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