Regardless of how Chelsea performs for the remainder of the season, the board plans to maintain Graham Potter in the long run.

Potter has had a rocky start to life at Stamford Bridge, with nine victories and seven losses from his 21 games played since his arrival in September.

Chelsea is currently in 10th place in the Premier League rankings and was defeated by Manchester City in both the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.

But in addition to making it to the round of 16 in the Champions League, the Blues recently earned four points from games against Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

In the just ended winter transfer window, the West Londoners have made constant investments in new players, including the signing of midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.

Since Todd Boehly and a consortium moved in during the summer, an extraordinary expenditure of more than £500 million has been made, in addition to the hiring of new employees in a number of departments.

These factors have led to the perception in some circles that Potter is under increasing pressure to produce quick results if he wants to stay in charge over the long term.

However, The Guardian reports that Boehly and company won’t act if Chelsea doesn’t right away raise their ranking in the Premier League or lose to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

According to the report, the owners want to give Potter a full preseason with his newly created team before welcoming further players in the following transfer window.

Regardless of the improvement in quality at Potter’s disposal, it is rumored that there is an understanding behind the scenes that a successful reconstruction will require time.

Chelsea will eventually need to significantly cut the size of its roster in order to regain its FFP status.

The avalanche of signings and sparse departures have prevented Potter from working with a balanced group, therefore he is reportedly relishing the opportunity.

On February 3, Chelsea will play home to Fulham in a match that will be pivotal in the battle for a top-seven Premier League finish.

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