criticized his former team, Chelsea.
Chelsea are in a period of upheaval. Ahead of this season, Todd Boelli, who took over as owner Roman Abramovich, sacked manager Thomas Tuchel and appointed manager Graham Porter, making a huge investment.
In particular, Chelsea signed a total of 7 players in the transfer market this winter, including Benoit Badiacil, Andrei Santos, and Mihailo Mudrik, investing a total of 363.5 million euros (approximately 526.2 billion won) in this winter transfer market alone. . Amid tremendous support and investment, Chelsea raised expectations to the fullest.
However, the current ranking is 11th, and it is not producing results. Chelsea eventually sacked Porter and recently appointed manager Frank Lampard for the remainder of the season. However, since Lampard took office, Chelsea has been unable to rebound, recording 4 consecutive losses in official matches, starting with Wolverhampton.
They were also undefeated in their most recent match. Chelsea lost 0-2 to Real Madrid in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at Stamford Bridge in London, England at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th. With this, the combined score of the first and second legs was 0-4, and Chelsea finished their Champions League journey with a complete defeat by Real Madrid.
It doesn’t show any signs of getting better. Chelsea appointed coach Lampard to strengthen the discipline of the team and try to create a new game, but it is continuing a bad trend by recording 4 consecutive losses in official matches. The amount of investment and support under the Boelli system is almost colorless.
Legendary striker Didier Drogba from Chelsea criticized this.스포츠토토 Drogba said, “Boelli’s method is not common sense. The current Chelsea is not the Chelsea I know. It is not the same club as before. In the past, we recruited efficient players such as Petr Cech, Michael Essien and Florent Malouda.”
He also pointed out the lack of leadership. “Currently, Chelsea don’t have a charismatic leader. We need players who can play responsibly and bring a little bit of madness to the pitch,” Drogba said. Drogba’s comments about the flaws in his signing and the absence of a squad leader are more relatable to Chelsea fans.