Paul Merson believes Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich should be blamed for Chelsea’s collapse because he doesn’t seem to want to back Chelsea in the transfer market.
Merson expects any replacement for Antonio Conte (if he leaves in the summer as rumored) to struggle because this current Chelsea side isn’t good enough.
“It’s not the manager you have to worry about though. It’s the owner,” Merson told Daily Star.
“He doesn’t seem to want to back his team in the transfer market.
“It’s a big worry because that Chelsea team isn’t good enough and whoever takes over from Conte in the summer is going to realise that pretty quick.”