Graham Potter admitted it was “tough to see any light” after Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at Fulham left them equidistant from the relegation zone and the highest 4 within the Premier League desk.
Fulham’s victory was the primary in opposition to their native rivals in 17 years – and solely their second since 1979 – as Chelsea’s struggles continued with only one win to their identify of their final 9 league matches.
The travelling assist have been left annoyed by Chelsea’s consequence with Potter receiving a combined response when he went over to clap the Blues followers on the finish of the sport.
The supervisor remained downcast after the match and admitted it was a troublesome second for the membership.
“I can’t sit here and say that things are improving when the results are like they are,” Potter mentioned.
“What we do know is we all know much more concerning the membership, we all know much more concerning the gamers, we all know much more about what we have to do to get the membership again to the place it may be and needs to be.
“At the second it isn’t there. Lots of issues have occurred over a time period that manifested itself into this case every now and then now we have to make it possible for we act effectively going forwards.
“But at the moment it’s tough, it’s tough to see any light, it’s tough to see any green shoots because we’re hurting from defeat.”
Chelsea have admittedly been battling a critical damage disaster this season, with 11 gamers as a consequence of be absent from the sport in opposition to Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Joao Felix’s purple card ensured he’ll serve a three-match ban, with Denis Zakaria additionally going off injured on Thursday night time. They be part of Reece James, Raheem Sterling, N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, Armando Broja, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic and Edouard Mendy on the sidelines.
Potter admitted the membership are struggling, however insisted he has the assist of the gamers.
“I think everybody at the club is suffering,” he mentioned.
“You’re looking for answers – you’re not looking for somebody to blame – but you’re looking for a simple answer and it’s obviously not that simple.
“The players are supportive, they want to do better than they are and they want to get good results. We know the challenges that we have, but we don’t want to use them as an excuse, but they are what they are.
“I thought the players down to 10 men, kept going, the spirit of the team was good, the attitude of the team was good.
“(Going) down to 10 men it’s not easy to do it, like I said I don’t think Fulham did that much and I was disappointed with the goal, but we kept pushing as well.
“So I don’t see any problem with their mentality, I just think that we have to improve.”