The fury of Chelsea fans on Sunday as a result of the excruciating pain of losing to bitter rivals, Spurs was glaring for all to see. The display against Mauricio Pochettino’s team was underwhelming with doubts simmering over the passion of both the coaching and playing staffs. More painful was the fact that we lost at home – something Spurs had failed to do in 28 years. That has been the case all season as inconsistent displays have proved costly. The crux of it all is that Chelsea have fallen behind to the elite clubs both on and off field.
During Abramovich early years at the club, Chelsea could buy and challenge for the best players in the world. We had superstar players that were hungry for success and driven by their insatiable desire to be the best. The Chelsea in recent seasons have been unrecognisable. Buying players who don’t fit the standard required for our fast-growing status as a big club is very worrisome for the fans. The panic buy strategy in recent times has seen us end up with average players. The lack of direction at the club is evident as we are experiencing two ugly seasons in a space of three years. Chelsea should be a club in stability, and not fondling and wallowing in mediocrity.
The ‘We are Chelsea: The Pride of London’ status is gradually diminishing. The time for Chelsea and Abramovich to be competitive again is now. The club needs to splash the cash and buy the best of players that can take us to the next level. The ignominy of playing Europa league football might make it tougher. Obviously, making the right decisions and taking the right actions with regards to both coaching and playing staff recruitment will dispel the uncertainty plaguing the club at the moment. A stitch in time they say saves nine. Abramovich needs to intervene so that his beautiful Chelsea does not get uglier than it is at the moment.
Let’s hope for the best. Cheers