Chelsea’s Thiago Silva says the team must’stop and put a strategy in place’.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva believes the team must “stop and put a strategy in place” or face another difficult season next year.
Despite massive transfer spending under new owner Todd Boehly, Chelsea remain 11th in the Premier League and will finish the season without a title after a Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
“The manager can only choose 11 people from a pool of 30.” “That’s difficult,” Silva replied.
“There is always going to be someone upset because not everyone can play.”
In May 2022, American billionaire Boehly and private equity company Clearlake Capital finalized a £4.25 billion buyout of Chelsea.
They spent over £550 million in the summer and winter transfer windows to assemble a first-team roster of 30 players, but this has not translated into success on the field.
Chelsea’s managers, Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter, have both been fired this season, and interim manager Frank Lampard has lost all four games since taking over for the second time this month.
It means that they are only likely to qualify for Europe for the second time in 25 seasons.
“It’s a difficult time for the club, with a lot of indecision,” Silva, 38, continued.
“We had to expand the changing rooms because they were too small for the team’s size.”
“A positive point is that there are fantastic players in the squad, but there will always be players who are dissatisfied.”
“We need to pause and devise a strategy, or we will repeat the same mistakes next season.”
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Drogba: I don’t recognize my club.
Didier Drogba, a former Chelsea striker, claims he no longer “recognizes the club” after leaving Stamford Bridge.
Drogba won 12 major awards between 2004 and 2012 under previous owner Roman Abramovich, whose generous support transformed the Blues into a trophy-winning machine after his purchase in 2003.
The 56-year-old was forced to sell the club last year after the UK government sanctioned him for alleged ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It is not the same club anymore,” Drogba, 45, told Canal+. “I’m not familiar with my club.” There is a new owner, as well as a new vision.
“We try to compare what was done during the Abramovich era, when there were many player acquisitions, but the choices were very intelligent.”
“Inviting Petr Cech, Andriy Shevchenko, Hernan Crespo, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, and others.” It was to win championships, and they are experienced players. The strategy is different in this case; they gambled on youthful players.
“I believe they are severely lacking in charismatic players and leaders.” It requires players who accept responsibility.”
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Gus Poyet, a former Chelsea midfielder, told BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast: “Under Abramovich, 90% of the players coming in had to perform right away.” And if you don’t, you’re fired.
“With the exception of Enzo [Fernandez] and Joao Felix, there is a group of players who arrived in January who appear to be more for the future.”
“What is the future, next year?” What, two years? Chelsea fans aren’t used to having to wait.”
Frank Lampard, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s encounter against Real Madrid, refuted allegations that the club is “broken,” but he said they are “not where we want to be.”
“There are probably reasons for the transition,” the former midfielder said after the game. We can’t be too hasty with it.
“Because of Chelsea’s success, people will make a lot of money off of this season.” The truth is that this club will return.”