Graham Potter admits Chelsea’s results have not been good enough after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.
Second-half goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane were enough to condemn the Blues to three straight defeats in all competitions.
To make matters worse, Potter’s side have won just two games since November 3 and sit tenth in the Premier League – 14 points adrift of Spurs in fourth.
Potter has come under fire from sections of the Chelsea support and revealed on Friday that he and his family have been the target of death threats.
With the vultures continuing to circle, Potter could ill-afford Sunday’s damaging defeat but a testing week now awaits the former Brighton boss.
“I know the responsibility,” said Potter after the defeat.
“It’s not good enough for this club and so I take full responsibility for those results. It isn’t good enough for Chelsea.”
It’s not just the performances that make for difficult reading: the statistics also make for a damning assessment of Potter’s reign as Chelsea boss.
Defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium means Chelsea have not won any of their last eight Premier League away games, signalling the club’s worst away run since March 2001.
Despite splashing over £300 million on transfers in January alone, Potter has been unable to turnaround his misfiring side’s fortunes.
Chelsea have scored just six goals in their last 12 Premier League games – the fewest of any team in the league since the start of November.
Potter faces a mammoth task in rewriting the story of Chelsea’s season but must start with victory over a buoyant Leeds side under new boss Javi Gracia on March 4.
The Blues then travel to Leicester before they attempt to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Defeat to the Bundesliga side would almost certainly rule Chelsea out of next season’s competition.