Graham Potter: Chelsea ‘suffering’ but must stick together amid ‘frustrating’ run

Chelsea lost to Fulham for the first time since 2006 with a 2-1 defeat at Craven Cottage; Joao Felix was sent off on debut and Denis Zakaria was injured; Graham Potter’s side remain 10th in Premier League with top-four hopes fading

Graham Potter called on Chelsea to show a united front after defeat away to local rivals Fulham heaped pressure on his position and left the Blues on their worst run of league form since 1996.

Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at Craven Cottage, which included a red card on debut for Joao Felix and an injury to Denis Zakaria, means Potter’s side have taken just six points from their past nine Premier League games. They sit 10th in the table, 10 points off fourth-placed Manchester United who have a game in hand.

“We are suffering at the moment. We’re suffering, the fans are suffering. We feel for them,” said Potter. “It’s important to stick together and try to get through this tough period.”