‘We’ve got Super Tommy Tuchel!’: Angry Chelsea fans chant name of former boss – and ex-owner Roman Abramovich – as they turn on manager Graham Potter during 4-0 FA Cup thrashing by Man City
The Blues lost 4-0 at the Etihad after a performance that lacked energy, as Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez got on the scoresheet for the hosts.
Potter’s men have now won just two of their last nine across all competitions and have slumped to 10th in the Premier League, with pundit Alan Shearer labelling the players’ performance ‘pathetic’.
Manchester City beat Chelsea with a convincing 4-0 win in their FA Cup tie on Sunday night
The Blues have won just two of their last nine games and have slipped to 10th in the league
Some fans were keen to show their dissatisfaction with the change of management that took place earlier this season, as they were filmed chanting ‘We’ve got Tommy Tuchel’ from the stands in Manchester. Former owner Roman Abramovich’s name was also sung in the away end.
There were also ironic shouts of ‘we’ve had a shot’ after a rare attempt on goal as the West London side struggled to make inroads against an excellent City side.
Potter’s tenure began in promising fashion as he won five games in a row from the start of October, but things have gone sharply downhill since Chelsea lost 4-1 to his former side Brighton three months ago.
It has left some fans reminiscing about his predecessor, who won the Champions League and Club World Cup in his time at Stamford Bridge.
Some Blues supporters have begun to question boss Graham Potter’s management of the club
The name of former boss Thomas Tuchel (above) was chanted in the away end at the Etihad
Shearer was highly critical of Chelsea on the BBC’s coverage of the match, as he said their performance was ‘not acceptable’. He added: ‘I don’t care how many injuries you’ve got in your team you can still put a shift in and they haven’t.’
The Blues are currently without a number of key players, including N’Golo Kante, Reece James and Raheem Sterling.
Shearer continued: ‘That is nowhere near good enough, no energy. Where’s the movement? They’ve had nothing up front at all. Everything has been sideways or even backwards.’
The win means Manchester City will advance to face either Oxford or Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Cup, while Chelsea are out and will next face Fulham in the Premier League on Thursday.