Chelsea are ‘going nowhere’ with ‘no leaders’ and one star ‘petrified of the ball’

Former Chelsea defender William Gallas has slammed the membership’s present facet and supervisor Mauricio Pochettino after their 2-2 draw at house to 10-man Burnley.

Gallas, who received the Premier League twice with Chelsea and was a part of the very best defence the competitors has ever seen in 2004/05, believes the Blues are ‘going nowhere’ in the meanwhile.

‌The Frenchman watched their latest recreation towards Burnley, who had a person despatched off within the first half, and wasn’t impressed.‌ Speaking to Gambling Zone, he expressed: “It was very troublesome to see Chelsea towards Burnley, as a result of, as a former participant, to see that membership in that place may be very onerous.

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‌“I looked at Burnley, at their line-up, and thought that they looked like an average team; to concede two goals is very difficult, especially against 10 men. It was an extremely disappointing performance again from a Chelsea team who are going nowhere it seems.”‌

At the center of the Chelsea defence that conceded the 2 objectives Gallas was sad with, have been his compatriots Axel Disasi and Benoit Badiashile.

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Levi Colwill and Raheem Sterling of Chelsea look dejected after the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Chelsea at Riverside Stadium on January 9, 2024 in Middlesbrough, England.
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When in comparison with icons of the membership John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho, whom Gallas performed alongside throughout his time at Stamford Bridge, he couldn’t comprehend what he was seeing.

‌He defined: “It is an issue to vary the gamers in defence each week, as a result of they don’t carry out. They don’t do what they should do and it’s unacceptable.

‌“The very first thing they’re is defenders, in order that they should defend very nicely. They have to guard their goalkeeper. When you take a look at the primary purpose they conceded towards Burnley, the response and motion of Badiashile appeared like he was petrified of the ball.

Chelsea's Conor Gallagher with Axel Disasi after he scores an own goal for Leicester City's first goal during the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final match at Stamford Bridge, London
William Gallas slammed Axel Disasi after their draw with Burnley

‌“Before we had John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho – with this partnership, we would never concede that goal. With players like Terry, we were fighting and giving everything to not let them score.”

Thiago Silva was an unused substitute by boss Pochettino towards the Clarets. And Gallas reckons Silva, who has loved an illustrious profession and is usually praised for his expertise and management, was missed.

‌He stated: “Without Thiago Silva, you can see that they miss him. In the back-four or back-five we need experience. The players currently playing are not ready – not one of them is a leader.”

thiago silva
Thiago Silva was an unused substitute towards Burnley

‌The ex-Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur man was additionally fast to leap on the again of fan favorite Conor Gallagher.‌ Gallas thinks Gallagher is being utilised within the incorrect place and doesn’t see any chemistry between him and his midfield companions.

‌He noticed: “Gallagher has totally different qualities, and it’s important to put gamers round him who could make the distinction. He’s not a playmaker, he’s a ball-winning midfielder, bodily he can run lots and press very excessive.

‌“This implies that round him, you want gamers with totally different qualities, like a playmaker who can play in a short time between the traces, giving good assists. Gallagher doesn’t try this and that’s why it doesn’t work for Chelsea with him in that place.

Conor Gallagher of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on March 30, 2024
William Gallas thinks Conor Gallagher is getting used incorrect

‌“It looks like the three players, Gallagher, [Moises] Caicedo and Enzo [Fernandez], don’t really match each other.”

‌Gallas additionally took a swipe on the much-scrutinised possession of the membership. After Russian Roman Abramovich was compelled to promote up, American businessman Todd Boehly and personal fairness agency Clearlake Capital took over.

He commented: “At board degree, they don’t actually have any imaginative and prescient and so they simply purchase gamers for the sake of shopping for gamers.

Todd Boehly
There was additionally criticism aimed within the path of Todd Boehly

‌“You don’t buy players like this, when you buy players you have to know if he’s going to fit into the squad and if it’s going to be a good match for the other players. This problem shows that the board didn’t have a strategy.”

Chelsea entered the second-half towards the relegation-threatened facet with an additional man and one purpose to the nice – however Burnley nonetheless managed to discover a level.

And Gallas was left questioning what precisely occurred at half-time.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Cole Palmer of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammates during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Cole Palmer was the one man to keep away from William Gallas’ criticism

“I don’t know what Pochettino says to them in the dressing room, but it looked like the players in the second half got pressure on their shoulders. They can’t play well, they can’t play together. It doesn’t bode well for Pochettino that they play worse after half-time.

‌“They have one player who can make the difference, Palmer, but you need players around him who can do better. The defenders have to be stronger, and that is a problem for me, they are not good enough. Some of them are not good enough to play for Chelsea.”