Graham Potter's immediate future at Chelsea is not under threat, 90min understands, but there is an acceptance at Stamford Bridge that results must improve soon.

Potter was hand-picked by Chelsea's new owners, Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, as their perfect replacement for Thomas Tuchel, vowing to stick by the former Brighton boss as part of a long-term project.

While Chelsea were prepared for a transitional season, the Blues have fallen further than most anticipated. Potter's side have lost six of their last nine games and have slipped down to tenth in the Premier League, with Champions League qualification already looking beyond their reach.