Chelsea’s problems after £1B net spend


Chelsea’s managerial change from Graham Potter to Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t yielded immediate results. While Potter’s sacking was deemed necessary, Pochettino’s tenure hasn’t seen Chelsea improve as expected. The team’s struggle for goals continues, with notable underachievement from big-money signings like Mykhailo Mudryk and Nicolas Jackson. Chelsea’s recruitment strategy, including injury-prone signings and a lack of a prolific striker, has come under scrutiny.

Despite the massive spending spree, Pochettino often finds himself with limited options. Injuries to key players like Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia have further complicated matters. Chelsea’s emphasis on building for the future with a young squad is valid, but they also face immediate challenges. The team is lagging behind in the Premier League and has no European football revenue. Financial concerns, including a lack of shirt sponsorship, are adding to their woes.

While there’s hope that Pochettino can eventually turn things around, Chelsea’s current predicament raises questions about the club’s decision-making and overspending. Chelsea’s quest for their first goal of September continues in the Carabao Cup against Brighton. Despite investing heavily in personnel, they currently trail Brighton by 11 places in the Premier League standings.