The Blues have already lost 16 of their 37 league games this season, including three of their past five, after Manchester United crushed them 4-1 in their Premier League meeting on Thursday at Old Trafford. With one game remaining, they are now 12th in the league, which would be their lowest league finish since 1996.
Before that, Chelsea fell to Manchester City 0-1 on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium. Frank Lampard’s team once more presented a dismal image as Manchester City supporters rejoiced in their championship victory, which was secured by Arsenal’s defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Nine of the 11 players that Pep Guardiola began in their 4-0 demolition of Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal last week were rested. Even so, the champs defeated an almost fully rested Chelsea, which will displease their owner Todd Boehly.
The Blues’ ongoing failure can be attributed to the following two factors:
Pochettino is expected to be in charge of the Blues for the upcoming season, but the position should be challenging. Lampard’s team has consistently shown that they lack motivation and have grown jaded as the season went on.
Chelsea nonetheless allowed themselves to be completely dominated during the first 20 to 25 minutes against a Manchester City team that had been rotated. They can consider themselves fortunate not to have been down by a large number of goals throughout that time.
They made the identical error Real Madrid did in their semifinal matchup with Cityzens in the UEFA Champions League. They played a deep defensive position and frequently lost the ball within their half as a result of City’s relentless push.
Once Chelsea began to have more players inside the opposition half, things improved. On a few times, the Blues came close to scoring. However, considering that Manchester City had fielded a weak team, it ought to have been their strategy right away. Then, on Friday, Manchester United thoroughly outplayed them and scored four goals past them, demonstrating the incompetence of the Blues.
With 16 losses in his previous 19 managerial contests, Lampard has a dismal record by any measure. Given the amount of expenditure they have done, his team will be in the bottom half, which is disastrous.
Everyone can observe the issues that exist with various people. Conor Gallagher is still unsure of his place in the team, Raheem Sterling frequently makes poor decisions with the ball, Kai Havertz is too dull and laid-back to play as a center-forward, and Cesar Azpilicueta is obviously beyond his peak. Nine goals in 46 games for Havertz falls far short of expectations. On the plus side, Lewis Hall’s recent performances ought to have pleased the fans.
To make matters worse, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Enzo Fernandez are still simply periphery players, and neither has done anything to merit their high price tag. Joao Felix scored a goal versus United, but overall, he has disappointed. Chelsea’s issues are numerous and will require some time to fix with Kalidou Koulibaly and N’Golo Kante injured and 38-year-old Thiago Silva battling to turn back the hands of time.
Chelsea’s underperformance this season can be attributed to two main factors: a lack of internal motivation within the team and the majority of players underperforming. Chelsea’s underperformance this season can be attributed to a lack of internal motivation within the team and the majority of players failing to meet expectations.
These factors have resulted in a high number of losses and a low league position for Chelsea, which is their lowest finish since 1996. Addressing these issues, both in terms of player motivation and individual performances will be crucial for Chelsea to bounce back and improve in future seasons.