Graham Potter admitted Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 overcome Borussia Dortmund lifted a weight off his shoulders.
The Blues received 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit and advance into the quarter-finals.
Having overwhelmed Leeds final weekend, the victory over Dortmund secured Chelsea’s first back-to-back wins since October and relieved the stress on Potter after a poor run of outcomes.
“Has the weight been lifted off my shoulders? Yes, in some ways,” he mentioned.
“I’m not getting carried away, it’s just two wins so we have to focus on Leicester. The boys have been in a good place, good spirit, they’ve stuck together in a bad time which is good, there’s a lot to say about that.”
Chelsea’s supporters voiced their aid at Stamford Bridge at full-time on Tuesday – a help Potter has not skilled in current months along with his aspect profitable simply twice in 10 Premier League video games.
“It’s our job to produce games and produce results. I think that the performance was a positive one and I think that they appreciated that,” he mentioned.
“I think generally when that’s the case (winning) they get behind the team and support the team so I have nothing to say about how we’ve been treated with the supporters – they’ve been great, fantastic.
“I think the supporters have been really fair and they want the team to do well and results wise we haven’t done that well so you understand the criticism and understand that it’s hard for them to get behind something that isn’t great for them to get behind.”
Chelsea face Leicester on the King Power Stadium on Saturday as they give the impression of being to totally flip the nook in type.
Victory would see Potter’s aspect choose up their first three factors away from residence within the Premier League since their 2-0 win over Aston Villa 5 months in the past.
Despite Leicester coming into the sport off the again of three straight defeats Potter understands his staff’s efficiency must warrant three factors.
“It’s always an opportunity to win but we have to play well, I think Leicester’s results have been worse than their performances. They’ve been a bit unfortunate as well I think,” he mentioned.
“They’ve rallied as well, they have still got some really, really good players, I have huge respect for Brendan (Rodgers) for what he’s done there, he’s a top coach and a top person so looking forward to seeing him and it will be a tough game.”
Despite their woes in entrance of purpose, Chelsea’s defence has remained stable with 25 targets conceded the joint second greatest defensive report within the Premier League this time period.
Potter mentioned: “I think at the moment it’s suiting us quite well (back-three formation) and it’s working.
“Defensively as much as everyone’s focussed on the other end and rightly so because we haven’t scored as many goals as we’d like – defensively we’re up there as one of the best teams in the Premier League.”