Alan Shearer didn’t hold back when discussing Chelsea during the half-time discussion of their humiliating defeat to Manchester City.
Chelsea has been beyond poor this season. They currently sit tenth in the league, a whopping 19 points behind Arsenal and look like they will miss out on Europe next season.
They showed just how far they’ve fallen when they were thrashed 4-0 by a rampant Manchester City team in the third round of the FA Cup.
They were especially poor in the first half and Shearer didn’t pull any punches when breaking them down in the BBC studio.
“From a Chelsea point of view, it’s not acceptable that performance. I said beforehand they need a bit of energy, character, all of those things.” Shearer said.
“From Chelsea that is nowhere near good enough, there is no energy, no tackles, nothing. You’ve got to get closer – they’re good players. It’s got to come from the manager. Just have a look at their body language, it’s as if they don’t really want to be here, feeling a bit sorry for ourselves, got players out injured, and don’t really want to be on the pitch.
“Absolutely it’s got to come from the manager. Nowhere near good enough from Chelsea. They’ve had a really tough afternoon defensively, but going forward it’s so bad you wouldn’t believe it. They’ve had no link up play, no options, they’ve been slow.
“They’ve had one effort on goal, no touches in the 18-yard box, they have been nothing short of pathetic really in forward positions.”
Graham Potter will be fearing for his job now especially when you consider that fans were chanting Thomas Tuchel’s name throughout the game.
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