Chris Sutton reckons Chelsea might endure extra frustration in opposition to Bournemouth on Sunday (September 17) and will not beat the Cherries.
The Blues have made a dismal begin to the season following a disastrous 2022-23 marketing campaign. Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect have suffered two defeats in 4 video games, together with a shock 1-0 dwelling defeat to Nottingham Forest simply earlier than the worldwide break.
The west Londoners face a Bournemouth aspect which have began their marketing campaign in equally disappointing kind. They’ve two defeats and drawn twice underneath new supervisor Andoni Iraola.
However, Sutton does not Chelsea will win on the Vitality, as he is having a tricky time judging Pochettino’s Blues, telling the BBC:
“It is so arduous to foretell what Chelsea are going to do for the time being. I haven’t got a clue what to anticipate from them, as a result of even when they play wellm they do not appear capable of take their possibilities.”
Sutton was stunned to see the Cherries earn a draw in opposition to Brentford final day trip. He says that the decision continues to be out on the type of play Iraola is making an attempt to implement:
“Bournemouth stunned me final day trip, once they picked up some extent at Brentford. I am nonetheless not clear about the way in which they’re making an attempt to play underneath Andoni Iraola, and so they nonetheless have not gained within the league this season.”
The Premier League legend concluded by predicting a draw between the 2 sides:
“I do not see that altering in opposition to Chelsea, however this one form of smells like a draw to me. Prediction: 1-1.”
Pochettino will likely be looking forward to his aspect to bounce again with a win after their defeat to Forest.
The Blues made loads of modifications to their squad this summer time, securing the likes of Moises Caicedo, Robert Sanchez and Axel Disasi. Nevertheless, they discover themselves twelfth within the league, the identical place that they had ended the final season.
Asmir Begovic slams Chelsea’s switch coverage for concentrating on gamers with potential
The Blues homeowners have come underneath criticism.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has hit out on the membership’s possession for his or her switch technique, opining that they have it incorrect. The Blues’ new homeowners have spent over £900 million on new signings since taking up from Roman Abramovich in Might 2022.
Twelve gamers got here via the Stamford Bridge door this summer time, together with the British switch signing of Caicedo from Brighton & Hove Albion. The Ecuadorian value £115 million after a long-winded pursuit.
Begovic reckons the west Londoners aren’t shopping for world-class gamers however younger expertise with potential, telling Byline:
“What has occurred to Chelsea FC? I keep in mind being within the dressing room being round gamers, world class, world class; world class, shopping for from Actual Madrid, shopping for from Barcelona, shopping for from Bayern Munich, it’s like, shopping for from Brighton and shopping for potential gamers.”
The Telegraph stories that the Blues’ switch coverage this summer time was to not signal gamers over 25. That has seen them cross up on many skills together with James Maddison, who has gone on to shine for London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
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