Chelsea vs Dortmund: Graham Potter Asks The Blues Fans To Make Noisy Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will determine its fate when hosting Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the 16th round of the 2022/2023 Champions League/Photo/Reuters
LONDON – Chelsea will determine its fate against Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of round 16 of the 2022/2023 Champions League, Wednesday (8/3/2023) at 03.00 WIB. The Blues coach Graham Potter urged the fans to make noise at Stamford Bridge to fire up his troops to chase a 0-1 deficit.
Dortmund is in top form right now. Edin Terzic’s squad won their last 10 matches in all competitions, including eight matches in the 2022/2023 Bundesliga. Dortmund are currently in 2nd place in the German League standings with goal difference behind Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been eliminated in two cup competitions (League Cup and FA Cup) and have fallen to 10th place in the 2022/2023 Premier League standings. So, the Champions League is the club’s only target to win a trophy this season.
However, Potter’s desire to rally the fans at Stamford Bride was thrown into doubt as fans were left frustrated after Chelsea failed to win for six games in a row. Though the Blues have spent almost £300 million in the January transfer window – more than the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A and Ligue 1 clubs combined.
“Fans are always entitled to have their say and they have suffered like the rest of us in terms of the results we’ve had. But the reception and support we’ve gotten has been fantastic,” Potter told reporters.
“They know the importance of the game later. They want this team to qualify, to progress, and they know how important they are.”
“We also want to make sure it’s a difficult game for Dortmund. They are playing away from home in the Champions League, and we need our supporters for that.”
Potter said the players were confident ahead of the match against Dortmund. Chelsea’s long-awaited win, which came against Leeds United 1-0 on Saturday (4/3/2023), has ended their winless streak. The players smiled ahead of the second leg against Dortmund.