GRAHAM POTTER received vicious abuse wishing him and his family dead because of Chelsea’s poor results.

On Friday, the struggling Blues boss revealed he was the victim of sickening emails from trolls.

Graham Potter has received sickening messages during Chelsea's poor run


Graham Potter has received sickening messages during Chelsea’s poor runCredit: Alamy
The Blues sit 10th in the Premier League table


The Blues sit 10th in the Premier League tableCredit: Alamy

Tenth-placed Chelsea head to Spurs on Sunday on a run of just two wins in 14 Premier League games.

And Potter said: “I’ve had some not particularly nice emails come through that want me to die and want my kids to die. That’s obviously not pleasant to receive. If you go to work and somebody is swearing abuse at you it’s not going to be pleasant, if you’re referred to as the worst person in the history of the club.

“You can say, ‘Oh, I don’t care’ but you know I’m lying because everyone does care what people think because we are hardwired to be socially connected.

“And I want to succeed here so it’s nonsense this notion that I don’t care.

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“And I would ask you to ask my family how life has been for me and for them. It has not been pleasant at all.

“I understand that supporters go home and they are really annoyed because their team is not winning.

“But I assure you my life for the past three or four months has been fairly average apart from the fact that I am really grateful for this experience and can say what a great challenge this is.”

Potter joked: “You know there’s a problem when the email is sent from”

Chelsea are offering Potter full support over the vile abuse and security around the boss may also be stepped up.

The ex-Brighton chief confided in West Ham manager David Moyes after the recent 1-1 draw between their two clubs.

But Potter admitted: “Life is tough for lots of people — and nobody cares about a Premier League manager. Sometimes life isn’t fair and I understand it. I spoke with David Moyes about it.”

Potter was given funds to sign eight new players at a total cost of £286.8million in January but Chelsea have scored only one goal in the last four matches.

Potter added: “We had a sub-optimal pre-season and our experienced guys thought it was the worst they’d ever had.

“Then there was a manager change, old players left, new players came in.

“We had an unprecedented injury situation in that period. This is the toughest job in football.”

Chelsea will be hoping to turn things around against Tottenham on Sunday


Chelsea will be hoping to turn things around against Tottenham on SundayCredit: Alamy

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