After a terrible run of form, Chelsea finally picked up a huge win as they defeated Leeds United by a score of 1-0 at Stamford Bridge – here’s what Blues fans had to say about the outcome on Twitter.
While some fans were still calling for Graham Potter’s head, rationalising that one result does not change the course of the season, others were merely happy that their team had finally gotten back to winning ways.
The level of support for Potter is still very thin – regardless, there are more people who are willing to back him up after the Leeds game than there were before it.
The result doesn’t mask the deficiencies. A better team would have beaten Chelsea. Potter needs to be replaced.
— kristyan benedict (@KreaseChan) March 4, 2023
much needed victory to restore a bit of confidence .💙
— AHMED ALENAZI. (@Ahm77I) March 4, 2023
I’ll be honest that was a TERRIBLE game man, but we got the W.
— sam 👨🏾🍳 (@Fewso) March 4, 2023
Those subs were pathetic.
This win still doesn't give me an confidence.
— Chris. (@Chrisscore0) March 4, 2023
Goal and a clean sheet! Something different for a change 🤣
— WolfStat Media (@wolf_stat) March 4, 2023
We were on the back foot for 60 minutes. This game just buys Potter more time, we were lucky to get the win. Dortmund is the real test, but if we play like we did today then we don’t stand a chance of turning it around.
— Alex Green (@alexgreeeen3) March 4, 2023
The only goal of the game was scored by Wesley Fofana, as he met Ben Chilwell’s corner to score a header early in the second half. Despite Leeds’ best efforts, they were unable to find a response.
While the performance was not massively convincing, Chelsea did what they needed to do to win – something they haven’t done in the Premier League since January 15, when they beat Crystal Palace (managed by Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira).
Chelsea’s poor form has left them 10th in the table – they’re eight points behind Liverpool, 15 points behind Manchester United and 24 points behind Manchester City.
The Blues must now shift their focus towards Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. A big win in that game would do wonders for the players’ confidence – and the fans’ confidence in the former Brighton boss.