William Gallas criticizes Axel Disassi.
Chelsea undertook a ‘furious rebuild’ this summer. After spending more than $800 million in two transfer windows last season, the Blues were looking to rebound in the new campaign after finishing 12th in the league and out of all cup competitions.
Mauricio Pochettino focused on selling first. He let go of N’Golo Kante and Cesar Aspilicueta, both veterans of Chelsea’s glory days, and sold Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, and Mateo Kovacic, earning more than $300 million. 바카라사이트
The club then went on a recruitment spree. They were even more aggressive than last season. Christopher Nkunkwo officially joined the team after completing a deal last winter, while Nicola Jackson, Disassi, Leslie Ugochukwu, and others joined the squad. They spent a record transfer fee to bring in Moises Caicedo and nearly 100 million to keep Romeo Rabia.
So far, so good for Chelsea. But so far, the investment hasn’t translated into results. After four games, the Blues have one win, one draw, and two losses (for four points) and are sitting in 12th place in the league. A situation not unlike the beginning of last season. They’ve faced some tough opponents, including Liverpool and West Ham United, but their last loss to Nottingham Forest was a shocker.
Chelsea played their best lineup at home against Nottingham, but conceded a goal to Tywar Awoniyi in a 0-1 loss. It was a disastrous display of goalkeeping, with 76% possession and 21 shots on goal in 90 minutes.
After the game, Galas criticized the defense, especially Disassi. The new summer signing has established himself as Chelsea’s starting center back and has started every game the Blues have played this season. However, the Blues have conceded six goals in that span and have not been able to stabilize their defense.
“I was one of the people who didn’t understand why Dzissi joined Chelsea. The English Premier League (EPL) is a different level of difficulty. You have to realize that even if he has physical advantages, he is very strong when attackers challenge him.”
“Disassi needs to improve a lot. Thiago Silva can help him take the next step. He still has bad habits and he needs to change them. I didn’t think he was ready to join Chelsea. Of course, he’s new, so we have to give him time.”