Experiencing a series of turmoil and crises, the spirit of the Chelsea stars has gone down since being eliminated by Real Madrid in the Champions League.
In the 73rd minute of Manchester United’s match against Chelsea, Bruno Fernandes scored to make it 3-0 and celebrated in front of Kepa Arrizabalaga. Enzo Fernandez, of course, was not satisfied, he went to quarrel with the home players. However, no other Chelsea players rushed to help even though the Argentinian midfielder was surrounded by MU stars.
After that, the camera lens panned to Joao Felix – who showed extreme boredom. Or at the end of the game, Hakim Ziyech happily laughed with coach Erik ten Hag as if nothing had happened. However, that is not all that is “cool” at Chelsea since Frank Lampard was appointed. Accordingly, the players seem to no longer care about the team’s victory or defeat.
According to the Telegraph, Frank Lampard tried to revive Chelsea’s spirit in many ways, including calling his students to the office to talk. However, everything backfired. A Chelsea player also arrived late to gather because… overslept after training session. Or another unnamed character secretly asked Frank Lampard why he had to run more in practice but was overheard by his teammates.
Professional standards at Stamford Bridge are being dragged to the lowest level. Now, the West London club is a mess with old players, combined with rookies with no experience in the game. Some names even frankly told Frank Lampard that they will leave the team when the summer transfer window opens.
In his first term in charge of Chelsea , Frank Lampard made a series of rules and forced the players to follow. That’s why Chelsea play as a unified team despite having a lot of young players. However, at present, Frank Lampard only plays a temporary role. He had too little time to teach his students about the culture of the West London Club.
Chelsea’s record is poor but the players are not very interested in playing football. Joao Felix has plenty of time on social media to respond to a news site that says he will join Newcastle United. Recently, Mykhaylo Mudryk was fiercely condemned when he discriminated against the appearance of others, arbitrarily posting videos without permission.
Not only players, Chelsea fans are looking forward to the end of the season as soon as possible. At that time, Mauricio Pochettino will have a lot of work to do if he wants to revive the Stamford Bridge team. In addition to quality contracts, the former Tottenham Hotspur captain must eliminate undisciplined members with unprofessional attitudes.
Only then will Chelsea be as powerful as when Thomas Tuchel first led the team. In the context of Manchester City dominating, Arsenal gradually asserting their position and Manchester United also stable under Erik ten Hag, Chelsea must not want to be left behind.