Inside Chelsea’s locker room, it doesn’t look like a united team.
Chelsea lost 0-1 to Southampton in the 24th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Stamford Bridge in London, England at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th. Chelsea, who failed to obtain points, remained in 10th place (31 points) in the league.안전놀이터
The match was dominated by Chelsea. However, Chelsea failed to create a lead this time, revealing the lack of goal decision. In the meantime, James Ward-Prowse faced another crisis when he allowed a free kick to score at the end of the first half. Chelsea failed to prepare a turning point in the second half and faced the shocking result of losing to the bottom of the league.
A video posted on Chelsea’s official SNS after the match is drawing attention. Chelsea posted a video of the players entering to warm up before the game. At the beginning of the video, the captain Cesar Azpilicueta is shown instilling ‘fighting’ in the players.
When a captain sets an example, the players next to him tend to pull together, but none of the Chelsea players reacted. Consistently expressionless, he trudged into the stadium following Azpilicueta. Even before the start of the game, everyone was fighting and Chelsea had to make an effort to change the atmosphere even a little, but the reality was that the team was not united as one.
Regarding this, the British ‘The Sun’ said, “Chelsea fans were worried about the lack of leadership in the stiff appearance of the players entering the stadium for the loss against Southampton. It seems that the negative atmosphere was passed on to the players as well. Chelsea fans are veterans. “I’m concerned that there aren’t many people outside of the duo Thiago Silva and Azpilicueta who have natural leadership qualities.”
After Todd Boelli took over the club, Chelsea made an unprecedented investment of £537 million (837 billion won) in the second transfer window. It was an investment that has only backfired so far. As the squad changed so much, it became difficult to fuse with the existing players.
As their grades plummeted, the players seemed to have lost even their confidence. Chelsea is another example of how money is spent, not how much.