Chelsea are ‘a mess’ and ‘behind’ rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, talkSPORT says with Todd Boehly suffering transfer window setbacks


Chelsea are ‘lag behind’ their rivals with less than two weeks left before the start of the Premier League season, talkSPORT has been told Told.

The Blues have endured an extremely troubled summer so far with Todd Boehly’s takeover of the club putting Thomas Tuchel’s side on the back of the transfer market.

Boehly finds life at Chelsea difficult, says talkSPORT’s Darren Lewis
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Despite agreeing deals for Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, the Chelsea squad are in a state of flux having already lost Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Romelu Lukaku.

Squad depth will be crucial in Chelsea’s hopes of battling for top honors this term, however, with the club struggling to get new signings on the line, it looks like they could be losing ground on their rivals.

That resulted in an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Arsenal in a pre-season game in Las Vegas, a result which led Tuchel to say he was worried about the current state of the club.

According to talkSPORT regular Darren Lewis, there are real concerns surrounding the Blues, with Boehly finding it harder than he thought to get signings down the line.

Speaking on the Sunday session of talkSPORT, Lewis said: “What’s interesting is that Todd Boehly was beaten to the punch by Barcelona for Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, he failed to get off Manchester City’s Nathan Ake and now it looks like he’s been beaten by Barcelona again for Jules Kounde.

“At the very least, he’s struggling to get those signings through.


Chelsea are 'a mess' and 'behind' rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, talkSPORT says with Todd Boehly suffering transfer window setbacks
Tuchel puts on a frustrated figure right now
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Chelsea are 'a mess' and 'behind' rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, talkSPORT says with Todd Boehly suffering transfer window setbacks
It came after Arsenal’s 4-0 pre-season win over the Florida Blues
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“If you look at Arsenal, they’ve done five transfers now, Liverpool have done their thing, City have done their thing, you look at Tottenham and they have done their thing.

“If you’re at Chelsea, they’re lagging behind and this idea that you can take over a club and you do the business, it turns out to be a lot harder than Todd Boehly and the people around him must have thought.

“Based on last night’s loss to Arsenal, many of us in the press box couldn’t believe what we were seeing. Chelsea looked so poor. They seemed so unable to cope with a team which, as Tuchel said after the game, finished below them in the table and will not play in the Champions League this season.

“Arsenal looked trained, ready and their signings seemed integrated. Oleksandr Zinchenko went straight to the side, Jesus looks like the striker they are calling for, and they just stared at him.

Chelsea are 'a mess' and 'behind' rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, talkSPORT says with Todd Boehly suffering transfer window setbacks
Chelsea seemed ready to sign Kounde but it looks like he’s changing his mind
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“Chelsea can’t bring players in, they can’t bring players out and as Tuchel said, Chelsea have players who are desperate to leave.

“He didn’t name these players but I can tell you it’s Hakim Ziyech who wants to go to AC Milan, Marcos Alonso wants to go to Barcelona, ​​Cesar Azpilicueta wants to go to Barcelona, ​​Timo Werner wants to go regular first -team football and Christian Pulisic wants to get first-team football.

“Chelsea are a bit of a mess at the moment.”


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