Chelsea are now a shambles with no fight and a laughing stock!
It's taken me this long to write my thoughts on the latest disaster because against Liverpo...
It's taken me this long to write my thoughts on the latest disaster because against Liverpool on Saturday it hurt so much. I can take losing but when you do not put up a fight it makes you feel ten times worse!
We have featured numerous articles on here in the last week calling for the Chelsea fans to back the team and the manager, describing Jose as being at the crossroads and to hold our nerve together but our performance at the weekend was one of the worst I have seen in a long time. We created little, made far too many mistakes and left ourselves wide open to be punished; we were big time!
It's all well and good backing the manager and the players but after this one all we had left that come out of the game were more worries, more questions and I generally fear for the future of Jose now.
I hope that you would agree with me here but do you not think that Liverpool is one of our bigger games in the course of a season? Even more so now that Jurgen Klopp has turned up!
In the big games, you play your strongest eleven and Jose Mourinho is accountable for playing what I consider to not be our strongest eleven. When you think back to last season and you ask the Chelsea fans to name their most influential players Cesc Fabregas AND Nemanja Matic would be right up there. How on earth could they BOTH be left out of the starting eleven?
So Fabregas hasn't been at it of late with only one assist so far this season. Did you not see that we lacked someone who could play that killer pass and unlock the door throughout the game?
So Nemanja Matic has fallen foul of the authorities of late both in the Premier League and with his country. He served his ban against Stoke and was available so why didn't he play? He is the best defensive midfielder we have at the club and with the likes of Coutinho floating about the pitch, Matic should have started! (We all sit here knowing just how effective the Brazilian proved to be!)
Eden Hazard had an awful game and just could not get himself involved. Whenever he tried it just never happened for him but again he started playing inside as a number ten with Oscar playing wide left and it doesn't work!
Eden Hazard is better off playing wide left, to collect the ball and face up to his defender to isolate them and take them on just as he did all throughout last season. When he plays as a number ten, he doesn't have the same time and space to take a touch because someone is up his arse straight away as we saw with Liverpool's impressive pressing throughout the game. Hazard is ineffective as a number ten so don't play him there!
Everything was wrong after we scored the early goal. We found ourselves being dominated and forced backwards and it became easy for Liverpool. Their high press caught us out time and time again and Chelsea just seemed to succumb to it with little fight or even an idea how to combat it and that's a MASSIVE concern!
Jose looked like a man lost for words and for the first time, like someone who did not have an answer but the players have made this whole situation ten times worse with their performances. The only player comes out of this with any credit at all is Willian who has been outstanding. Every other single player has been below par, out of form and disappointing!
I stated on here last week that the man reason for our slump in form is that our mistakes were being punished at every opportunity. However, after Liverpool, it's clear to see that we are not helping ourselves in any way possible. We are being caught in possession, we are being caught out of position and we are leaving ourselves exposed like never before. The defensive organisation has literally been thrown out of the window and we are being ripped apart.
Every single person in that dressing room needs to sit down in a room and to sort out whatever differences they have because it will rip this club apart and Champions League Football could be beyond us next season.
Everyone has played a part in putting ourselves in the mess we find ourselves in and everyone MUST pull together otherwise we are doomed.
To sit there and watch the team you adore literally give up and show no desire, no fight and no heart is what has upset me the most!
You lot are a shambles and a laughing stock right now and you only have yourselves to blame!