What options do Chelsea have in replacing Graham Potter?

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It would appear that Chelsea are fighting East Londoners for the best soap drama of the year. In the East-side you have Eastenders, a critically acclaimed and multi-award winning soap opera and in the West-side, you have Chelsea, who have transcended all genres from soap opera, comedy series, shopping channel and boxing competition (yeah, we remember you, Thomas).

And while it might be entertaining for the neutral, Chelsea fans are practically on their knees begging for a solution to all of this. It’s not easy when you have Todd Boehly who has a great business mind but doesn’t know the first thing about how to run a club.

The good news is, though, that this isn’t a dead-end. In fact, it’s a great chance for Chelsea to begin their resurface, if they play their cards right.

Our good friends over at The Pride of London expertly analysed this situation and have drawn a conclusion. They predict that Frank Lampard could fill in as caretaker manager, with either Julian Nagelsmann or Luis Enrique to take over at the end of the season.

This is a smart solution. While fans will want the process to be hurried, we’re so close to the end of the season now. It’s worth waiting it out a bit longer to see what the best option is. Let’s face it, it’s not like a manager can come in now, win the Champions League, finish in the top four, and boost the club value by 7 billion pounds, is it?

And I know what the retort from Chelsea fans will be. “We can’t wait that long, Spurs are also looking for a new manager.” To that I only have one reply – why are you worried about Spurs? Didn’t we stop taking that joke of a club seriously a long time ago? Whatever manager they decide to bring in, you’re best off avoiding anyway, particularly if you want to win silverware.

So, there are options for Chelsea. I agree with the Pride of London that a caretaker manager like Lampard is best for the time being. Boehly’s approach so far has been to rush, but now he needs to relax, read the works of the Buddha, and be prudent in his decision.

Who do you think will be the next Chelsea manager?