Gary Neville says Graham Potter is under “massive pressure” at Chelsea, but the owners must hold their nerve after backing the manager since his arrival.

Despite spending hundreds of millions of pounds on a raft of new players in the January transfer window, they have found themselves in stuttering form and languishing 10th in the Premier League table

It has been a baptism of fire for Potter since his arrival from Brighton, but Sky Sports pundit Neville says the Chelsea hierarchy must continue to back their under-fire boss.

Speaking on the latest Gary Neville Podcast, he said: “Potter is under massive pressure. You can see it in his face. The chances they missed in the second half and the boos at the end of the game, felt a little ominous.

“I think they’ll want to do the right thing, the Chelsea owners. They’ve sacked a manager very early in the season in Thomas Tuchel, they’ve owned their new manager, they’ve brought recruitment assistants in alongside him, so they’ve invested heavily in Graham and his team… but they have to hold their nerve if they want to see it through.

“But I suspect that nerve is being tested, as any owner’s would be when you’ve spent that level of money and you’re losing games at home to the (side) bottom of the league.

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