Potter admits Chelsea have ‘long way to go’ if they are to finish in top four following ‘below-par’ Forest performance

Graham Potter has admitted that Chelsea need to improve if they wish to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League.

WHAT HAPPENED? Chelsea dropped more points in the race for the top four as they could only muster a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest to start 2023. With Manchester United and Liverpool both picking up maximum points since the restart, it was important for the Blues to try and keep pace, but a below-par performance has them slipping behind.

WHAT THEY SAID: Potter was damming of his sides performance at the City Ground, telling BBC Match of the Day: “It was overall below par for us. You have to credit Forest, they did what they did well. We didn’t do well enough when we had control. It’s always tough because you have a lot of big teams with lots of top players and coaches. We need to focus on the next match but clearly we have a long way to go.”