Chelsea fell to a shock opening day defeat at Stamford Bridge against Burnley, with the Blues 3-0 down at half-time and former Premier League striker Alan Shearer believes the shock 3-2 defeat to Burnley means Chelsea have to bring in new players before the close of the transfer window.
“From the outside, Stamford Bridge has looked far from a happy camp for weeks and weeks now. We didn’t see anything on Saturday to disprove that,” Shearer wrote in The Sun.
“Their performance in the first 45 minutes against Burnley — who were magnificent by the way, don’t forget that — was the Chelsea of two years ago under Jose Mourinho, when they packed it in.
“The way they all capitulated after Gary Cahill’s sending-off was incredible. All the negativity of the summer came out in that opening half. It has left them the club in a position where they HAVE to buy.”