Chelsea defender Thiago Silva believes the team must “stop and put a strategy in place” or face another difficult season next year.
Despite massive transfer spending under new owner Todd Boehly, Chelsea remains 11th in the Premier League and will finish the season without a title after a Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
“The manager can only choose 11 people from a pool of 30.”
“That’s difficult,” Silva replied.
“There is always going to be someone upset because not everyone can play.”
In May 2022, American billionaire Boehly and private equity company Clearlake Capital finalized a £4.25 billion buyout of Chelsea.
They spent over £550 million in the summer and winter transfer windows to assemble a first-team roster of 30 players, but this has not translated into success on the field.
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Chelsea’s managers, Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter have both been fired this season, and interim manager Frank Lampard has lost all four games since taking over for the second time this month.
It means that they are only likely to qualify for Europe for the second time in 25 seasons.
“It’s a difficult time for the club, with a lot of indecision,” Silva, 38, continued.
“We had to expand the changing rooms because they were too small for the team’s size.”
“A positive point is that there are fantastic players in the squad, but there will always be players who are dissatisfied.”
“We need to stop and put a strategy, or we will repeat the same mistakes next season.”
Drogba says, “I don’t recognize my club.”
Didier Drogba, a former Chelsea striker, claims he no longer “recognizes the club” after leaving Stamford Bridge.
Drogba won 12 major awards between 2004 and 2012 under previous owner Roman Abramovich.
Whose generous support transformed the Blues into a trophy-winning machine after his purchase in 2003.
The 56-year-old was forced to sell the club last year after the UK government sanctioned him for alleged ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It is no longer the same club,” Drogba, 45, told Canal+. “I don’t recognize my club.” There is a new owner and a fresh vision.
“We try to compare what was done during the Abramovich era, when there were many acquisitions of players, but the choices were very intelligent.”
“Bringing in players like Petr Cech, Andriy Shevchenko, Hernan Crespo, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, and so on.”
It was to win trophies, and they are experienced players.
The philosophy here is different; they bet on young players.
“I believe they are lacking in charismatic players and leaders.”
It requires players who take responsibility.”