Chelsea are not planning on sacking Graham Potter despite the poor run of form in which the Premier League club finds themselves on.

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Will Chelsea sack Graham Potter?

The Blues are certainly enduring a tricky spell in the English top flight as they find themselves slumped in the middle of the Premier League table.

And the future of Potter has been heavily scrutinised over recent weeks with the results failing to improve over the last few weeks.

However, speaking on TalkSport, presenter Jim White has claimed he recently received a text message from someone at Stamford Bridge saying the trust is still fully with Potter:

"Overnight, I woke up to a text message - and what does that tell you? This is what it tells me. It came from a member of the Chelsea hierarchy. Speculation surrounding Graham Potter's future at the club, so I'm going to paraphrase it.

"This is what we know about Potter and Chelsea.

"I understand the club feels there are extenuating circumstances. They've had 12 players injured, they've had eight new starters, and Potter himself had no pre-season. They look at the Mikel Arteta model and how Arsenal have reaped rewards by giving him time.

"Graham Potter,  in the hierarchy's eyes, is creative, thoughtful, and is the right coach for the Chelsea rebuild. A change now, it's understood, would be a backward step, not a forward one for the club."

How much time will Graham Potter be given at Chelsea?

This does seem to be the question on the lips of most Chelsea fans who may feel the Englishman's time may already be up at Stamford Bridge.

For a club who have spent the money they have since Todd Boehly's arrival, anything less than Champions League football would surely be a huge disappointment.

Yet Chelsea are well off the pace for even a spot in the top four. Despite having played an extra game, Chelsea currently sit 11 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

But what is interesting is that Chelsea face an away trip to their London rivals on the weekend which could certainly prove a huge indication as to whether Potter can turn this form around.

A win against Spurs would cut their gap on the Lilywhtes to eight points with the prospect of further reducing that to five points with their game in hand.

However, anything less than a win and it could suggest any faint hopes of a turnaround at Chelsea may be somewhat of a pipedream with over 10 games still to play this season.

But it does have to remembered that Potter has not had a pre-season with this side and he has received an awful lot of new players which will need to adapt to the Premier League.

So it will certainly be interesting to see how the next few weeks pan out with a spot in Europe for next season still a possibility but it does feel as if this Sunday's game could be a real turning point for the Blues.