Chelsea now bravely building on foundations – Talk Chelsea

We all said that there was going to be ups and downs this season, especially early doors. And the Manchester City game on Sunday, as well as the Tottenham win on Monday, has been a mighty fine example of that.

The City game was so up and down, but Chelsea didn’t fold over and they didn’t drop their heads whenever we squandered a lead in the game, and THAT to me was the most important thing. But the ups and downs we all experienced during that 90 minutes is what we all spoke about to expect, and we will have plenty more of that.

It’s far from perfect (yet). I doubt that it will ever be perfect (because I’m not even sure such a word should exist). I will still be concerned about how we break down the lesser teams and how we get results against them. We still have all of that to work on. We still lack a natural all round number 9 and a real finisher in the box. There are still a couple of players where the jury is out on, for me at least. I still see inconsistencies from some of our players. And I still think we could use one or two more experienced additions to ‘complete’ the squad.

But all of the above is natural under the circumstances, and we are still a developing and young team. Whether anyone wanted to accept it or not, we are in a transition and in a project. The project was pinned back by early mistakes when we didn’t have sporting directors, and managers not working out. So really, the actual project under a new manager and proper recruitment, has only begun this summer.

We can all question some of the things we have done and some players we have signed – I’ve done that as well. But I’m still giving them every chance to prove me wrong and show that they can be a big part of this project and this team.

The bottom line for me right now is that under Mauricio Pochettino, who is leading our new build, we have the tools to do the job, we laid down some strong foundations, and we are now heightening the build and developing it upwards. The…


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Author : Simon Phillips

Publish date : 2023-11-14 08:24:40

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