PRESSURE is piling onto Chelsea boss Graham Potter, and an impressive stat boasted by Borussia Dortmund does not bode well for him.

Chelsea are on the brink of elimination from the Champions League following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Germans in the first leg of their last 16 clash.

Graham Potter is under intense scrutiny at Chelsea


Graham Potter is under intense scrutiny at ChelseaCredit: Reuters
But Borussia Dortmund boast an incredible stat which could prove to be Chelsea's downfall


But Borussia Dortmund boast an incredible stat which could prove to be Chelsea’s downfallCredit: Getty

Chelsea must now overturn that deficit at Stamford Bridge on March 7.

However, it could prove to be too tough a task for the out-of-form Blues, with Borussia Dortmund flying high in 2023.

The German title challengers are the only side in Europe’s Top 10 leagues to have kept up a 100 per cent record in all competitions since the turn of the year.

They have won eight games from games in all competitions, and are now level on points with Bayern Munich and Union Berlin at the top of the Bundesliga.

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Strike starlet Karim Adeyemi, who scored against Chelsea in the first leg, has been ruled out of the second leg.

Despite this, Dortmund will not necessarily be weaker by his absence, with English wonderkid Jamie Bynoe-Gittens – dubbed the next Jadon Sancho – set to replace him in the line-up.

Chelsea’s horror run continued at the weekend when James Ward-Prowse’s stunning free-kick earned Southampton a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Potter, who now sports the WORST record of any manager in Chelsea’s Premier League history, came under fire for his team selection in the fixture.

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The ex-Brighton boss was questioned for starting kid David Datro Fofana, despite splashing £600million on new transfers.

Thus far, Potter has been backed by owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, with the owners appreciating Potter has had to work with an injury-ravaged squad since replacing Thomas Tuchel in the dugout.

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