Chelsea legend reveals the major reason for Chelsea’s recent struggle

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Chelsea were top of the league not too long ago, but the 3-2 defeat to West Ham ensured that the Blues dropped to 3rd spot.

Chelsea used to have the best defence in the league as the Blues had shipped in only three goals in our opening 10 league games. But since then, Chelsea have conceded 11 times in the last six games.

Chelsea’s last clean sheet came against Newcastle in October, and the team has been struggling to win games in recent weeks, as it had to take a late Jorginho penalty to seal a 3-2 win against Leeds United last time out.

Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes that complacency could be the cause of Chelsea’s recent struggles.

Speaking at a Signathon Live event, the Dutchman told Sky Sports: “We’re talking about them having a blip, but actually, they have been doing so well, absolutely magnificently, that people are looking at them conceding a few goals and a few things going against them like the West Ham game, and thinking there is something wrong. It happens.

“Yes, they have conceded a few more goals than normal, and it might be that certain individuals might not be as focused as they were because it was getting a little too easy – so they might have to reset themselves on that front to put that right.

“It’s more complacency than going off the boil. Not putting in 100 per cent, putting in 90 per cent – and 10 per cent is a lot in the Premier League. So looking at the West Ham game, they were winning and cruising; normally they don’t look back, the opposition don’t come back. So there must be some kind of complacency involved.”

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