‘It wouldn’t be the first time in Chelsea’s history’ — Alan Shearer predicts crisis in Chelsea dressing room

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has given the players two days off to take some rest as he believes that his players are tired, and it has led to a drop off in performance.

However, Newcastle United legend and Premier League all-time highest goal scorer, Alan Shearer, believes that Chelsea’s issues could go down to the dressing room.

Shearer pointed out that Chelsea’s lack of celebration for Hakim Ziyech’s first-half goal was a clear indication that there is an ‘issue’ in the dressing room between the players. According to the former striker, it’s not the first time there will be dressing unrest in the Chelsea camp.

“It doesn’t look a happy camp to me,” Shearer told Premier League Productions.

He added, “Too many players waving their arms around, passing the buck, looking for excuses, nowhere near good enough in forward positions from a Chelsea point of view.

“I think he’s got issues in that Chelsea dressing room that need sorting out and need sorting out quickly.

“It wouldn’t be the first time in Chelsea’s history that they’ve had issues in the dressing room and we know what happens when that occurs.

“When the ball hits the back of the net, have a look at Lukaku, Hudson-Odoi, Kante, their lack of celebration, their lack of reaction, they’re walking back, heads down, there’s nothing in it.

“Bearing in mind you work all week to score goals and you’ve just scored the opening goal in the game, I was really surprised.

“I don’t need any more evidence, that tells me there’s an issue in the Chelsea dressing room.”

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