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‘They are a crisis club, it can turn ugly at Chelsea’ – Sutton

Tue 29 December 2020 | 10:34

The Blues boss has led his side out of the Premier League title race following their discouraging drawn clash against Aston Villa.

Chris Sutton

believes

Chelsea

are hitting a ‘crisis’ under

Frank Lampard

given their latest performance. Chelsea stepped into the season with a great sense of optimism but now are facing frustration. The Blues defeat on December 12 by

Everton

was the start of a downfall for them.

After that, Lampard has earned only four points out of four games and was defeated by

Wolves

and

Arsenal

. However, they won the battle against

West Ham

putting them six points behind the current titleholders

Liverpool

. Should he not clarify the recent poor performances, Lampard’s position may be in jeopardy, according to Sutton.

"

At the moment, they are a crisis club because they are underperforming,

" the former Chelsea striker said. "

They are flat and that's why Frank needs to get a few wins under his belt and extremely quickly because it can, as we know, turn ugly at Chelsea.

"Whether we like it or not, this is a totally different season for Frank. The pressure is on; he has spent the big money. Now the pressure will build.

"I don't want to go too early on Chelsea and Frank because if they win three on the spin, they will be up into second place and we'll be saying 'can they win the title again?' and that's the way it is.

"I don't think Chelsea can win the title. They have to get back to a way of playing where they really find their rhythm

."

Chelsea have spent £127.5 million in signing with

Timo Werner

and

Kai Havertz

, who have failed to prove worthy with their poor run of form.

Sutton added:

"Timo Werner has been a massive disappointment and Kai Havertz has been too. When you spend big money, then the pressure is really on for Frank this season - and it wasn't last season.

"I don't think Frank has the overall say in the signings policy for Chelsea. I think there would be a transfer committee of sorts. In fairness, Havertz is a young man and a really talented player but we haven't seen that yet at Chelsea.

"I think Werner has been a bigger disappointment. He has missed some really big opportunities. I know he is capable of playing a number of positions and playing them well, but I just wonder if Werner would rather play as a central striker."


source: SportMob