It is a crisis of desperation that has come to Chelsea. The rest of Chelsea’s schedule, which is further reeling under manager Frank Lampard, is also difficult.
Global football media ‘One Football’ highlighted Chelsea’s remaining league schedule on the 2nd (Korean time), saying, “The relegation race has begun.”
Chelsea are having their worst season yet. The beginning was intriguing. Todd Boelli, the new owner of the team instead of the owner of Roman Abramovich, predicted a changed Chelsea by pouring 281.99 million euros (approximately 415 billion won) in the summer alone.
It did change. It was a bad direction. After sacking head coach Thomas Tuchel, who had been performing well in six games, Chelsea sought a turnaround by appointing head coach Graham Porter, who was rising in the Premier League. In the beginning, they went undefeated 9 times in a row (6 wins, 3 draws), but after that, they failed to win and fell.
Further assistance was of no avail. Boelli’s owner invested a whopping 329.5 million euros (approximately 484.9 billion won) in the winter transfer market, aiming for a turnaround, but the team’s move was still a mess. In the end, the Chelsea leadership had no choice but to admit their failure by letting Porter go on the 3rd of last month.
After that, it got even worse. Lampard, the coach of ‘Blue Heart’, was temporarily appointed, but the effect was ‘zero’. So far, coach Lampard has only shown his lack of ability by reaping 5 losses in 5 matches. Chelsea scored only one goal during this period.
In the league, we are already closer to the relegation zone. Chelsea, currently 12th in the league, have 39 points, 9 points behind 18th placed Nottingham Forest. It is a sad reality considering that there is a 15-point gap between Tottenham Hotspur in 6th place and Aston Villa in 7th place (54 points), who are qualified for the European competition.
Of course, realistic relegation is unlikely. Chelsea have six games left, while Nottingham and other relegation zone teams have four games left. Also, the head-to-head against Nottingham remains.
Still, it’s an uneasy schedule. Chelsea meet all of the ‘Top 4’ this season, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Newcastle United for the remainder of the season. Another opponent, Bournemouth, is also an opponent that is not easy to see. Even in the remaining 6 games, it is difficult to guarantee victory.토토사이트
There was even a humiliating expression called a ‘relegation race’. Chelsea’s season has been overshadowed by dark clouds.