Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League with 13 points with a game in hand after a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The win over Patrick Viere’s side was Graham Potter’s first win as a Chelsea manager.
However, Legendary Chelsea defender John Terry Believes the blues has a slim chance of winning the Premier League and should fight for a top four spot and concentrate on domestic trophies like the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.
What did John Terry say?
Speaking on BeinSport, The Legendary defender said: “It’s been five years since we won the Premier League. Is that going to change this year? No.
“So you’re looking at the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, European Cup… it’s going to be tough.
“So then all of your eggs are going to be in two baskets domestically, and actually you need to keep players fit so do you rest and rotate players to make sure they get in the top four? What’s the priority? Only Potter will know that.”
The former Chelsea skipper also expressed his admiration for Chelsea’s new manager Graham Potter and also praised him for already stamping his feet on the team.
When quizzed if the Chelsea job was too big for Graham Potter, he said: “I honestly don’t think it is. I think what he did at Brighton was incredible and their position in the league speaks for itself.
“When you speak to anyone within the training ground or around the place, what he’s done on the field has spoken for itself: the way he plays, the formation.
“But also the way he is with the players, and I think in this day and age if you’re a young manager you need to understand the players. And I think these young managers like him understand the players better than anybody and can relate to them.
“I think you get them onside by, day one, everyone is going to be watching. That first meeting, the first training session: how does he conduct himself? How does he hold himself? Can he handle this big dressing room?
“And if he’s come in and put his marker down from day one, players, go “Ooh hello”. Pretty much like we did when Mourinho came in.
“No one had really heard of him and then he comes in and goes “I’m in charge”. If [Potter] has done a similar thing, both on the pitch and off the pitch, the players will respect that.
“But also they’ll be looking at his sessions and tactically how he sets them up for games and that side of it. So you’ve got a two or three-day window where you can go and impress the players and by all accounts, he’s gone and done that – and, listen, I hope he does well!”
Chelsea’s next game is against AC Milan in the Champions League. The Blues are last in Group with just one point in two games.
A win against AC Milan will boast Chelsea’s chance of qualifying from the Group.