Chelsea FC struggles with decline. There are several reasons for the crisis – a lot also has to do with the major renovations ordered by the club’s new management.
The stages of the Chelsea F.C. and FC Fulham separated from each other. Also in the table of premier league few things separate the two west London clubs at the moment: there are only three points left before the direct duel on Thursday evening (01/11/2023). That chelsea three points behind the little neighbor Fulham lies, should “Blues”who are part of the nobility of European football, see in it an absolute impertinence.
After just one win in eight games chelsea in the premier league slipped to tenth place – and therefore closer to the bottom Southampton than the leader of the table arsenal. Until the ranks of the Champions League, in fact the ancestral home of the club, the gap is already ten points.
Chelsea defenseless against City: ‘Absolutely unacceptable’
Bankruptcy 0:4 in the FA Cup last sunday against Manchester City marked the preliminary low point of from Chelsea swing down. Especially the appearance in the first half when chelsea looked helpless and didn’t manage a single shot on goal himself “embarrassing, pathetic, absolutely unacceptable” – so the verdict of England’s storm idol Alain Sheareras an expert in BBC known for his grounded and ruthless analyses.
while believing chelseawith the takeover by the new owners around the American investor Todd Boehly having survived the worst in early summer 2022. Previously, sanctions against longtime club boss and Kremlin insider Roman Abramovich had brought the club to the brink of incapacitation. Many had Stamford Bridge Exulting after Boehly’s arrival: The manager has had some success with the clubs he has managed in American sport, with squad planning often touted as innovative, which is primarily based on player analysis based on the data.
Major conversion under new owner Boehly
at chelsea Boehly’s management style was more reminiscent of the old executive tier: a first quarter of a million pounds was spent on new players this summer, a new record even for the traditionally generous club. Then Thomas Tuchel was kicked off the farm shortly after the start of the season: the coach who took over the team in January 2021, then in an equally disoriented state as today, and led to the triumph of the Champions League in just over four months.
Come for Tuchel Graham Potter, who was considered Boehly’s favorite candidate. And otherwise led from Chelsea the new boss continues the major restructuring: almost all management and sports staff positions have been filled, two others have left recently scoutswho were responsible for spotting talent in Europe.
A global club empire – and also a new stadium?
Boehly’s big goal, according to the “Guardians“, whatever, to chelsea build a global club empire modeled on the “City Football Group“of the rival Manchester: with club branches in South America or Portugal, headquarters in Stamford Bridge should provide well-developed talents whenever possible. According to English media, the long-planned conversion of the aging stadium must also be brought forward, and a brand new stadium for 60,000 spectators is also under discussion. Earl’s Court be.
Tuchel sings Chelsea fans
But all this is just cake in the sky, the present looks all the more bleak. Coach Potter, previously in Brighton who has built incredible things with relatively few resources has yet to prove that he can also take a great team forward. In the debacle against City the coach had to listen to the chants of his own fans who wanted his predecessor Tuchel back. The UK media are already speculating about the executive tier’s patience with the coach.
It is especially the workforce that needs to be renovated, seems to be aging and no longer meets high standards. In particular on the offensive, which the freshly hired Raheem Sterling could not revive. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is already the next failed striker, after 110 million men Romelu Lukaku. Kai Havertz is still the league’s most accurate offensive man in the “the Blues” – with four hits.
Chelsea Potter manager: ‘The whole club is suffering’
Added to this are the many failures and physical condition problems of important players such as N’Golo Kante, ReeceJames or Ben Chilwellwhose team visibly lacks stability and power. “I can understand the frustration of the fans”said coach Potter after the cup loss. “The whole club is suffering at the moment. But this is our situation and we have to accept it now.” With a win in Craven Cottage they would at least be on an equal footing with their neighbors again Fulham.
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