September 30, 2022

Chelsea are ‘lagging behind’ their rivals with beneath two weeks to go till the beginning of the Premier League season, talkSPORT has been instructed.

The Blues have endured a vastly disrupted summer time thus far with Todd Boehly’s takeover of the membership placing Thomas Tuchel’s aspect on the again foot within the switch market.

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Boehly is discovering life at Chelsea powerful, says talkSPORT’s Darren Lewis

Regardless of finishing offers for Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, the Chelsea squad is in a state of flux having misplaced the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Romelu Lukaku already.

Squad depth will probably be essential in Chelsea’s hopes of difficult for main honours this time period, nonetheless, with the membership struggling to get new signings over the road, evidently they may very well be shedding floor on their rivals.

This was signified with an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Arsenal in a pre-season fixture in Las Vegas, a consequence that led Tuchel to say he was frightened concerning the membership’s present state.

In accordance with talkSPORT common Darren Lewis, there are actual considerations across the Blues with Boehly discovering it tougher than he thought to get signings over the road.

Talking on talkSPORT’s Sunday Session, Lewis mentioned: “The fascinating factor is that Todd Boehly has been overwhelmed to the punch by Barcelona for Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, he’s not managed to get Nathan Ake out of Manchester Metropolis and now it appears to be like to be the case that he’s being overwhelmed once more by Barcelona for Jules Kounde.

“On the very least he’s struggling to get these signings over the road.

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Tuchel is cutting a frustrated figure at the moment

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Tuchel is slicing a pissed off determine for the time being

That came after Arsenal’s 4-0 pre-season victory over the Blues in Florida

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That got here after Arsenal’s 4-0 pre-season victory over the Blues in Florida

“In the event you have a look at Arsenal, they’ve finished 5 transfers now, Liverpool have finished their enterprise, Metropolis have finished their enterprise, you have a look at Tottenham and so they’ve finished their enterprise.

“In the event you at Chelsea, they’re lagging behind and this concept that you could take over a membership and also you do the enterprise, it’s proving to be much more troublesome than Todd Boehly and the individuals round him should have thought.

“On the idea of final evening’s defeat to Arsenal, lots of us within the press field couldn’t imagine what we had been seeing. Chelsea regarded so poor. They regarded so unable to deal with a aspect who, as Tuchel mentioned after the match, completed under them within the desk and gained’t play within the Champions League this season.

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“Arsenal regarded coached, prepared and their signings regarded built-in. Oleksandr Zinchenko went straight into the aspect, Jesus appears to be like just like the striker they’ve been crying out for, and so they simply checked out it.

Chelsea looked set to sign Kounde but it appears he’s changing his mind

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Chelsea regarded set to signal Kounde nevertheless it seems he’s altering his thoughts

“Chelsea can’t get gamers in, they will’t transfer gamers out and as Tuchel mentioned, Chelsea have gotten gamers who’re determined to depart.

“He didn’t identify these gamers however I can inform you they’re Hakim Ziyech who needs to go to AC Milan, Marcos Alonso needs to go to Barcelona, Cesar Azpilicueta needs to go to Barcelona, Timo Werner needs to go to get common first-team soccer and Christian Pulisic needs to go and get first-team soccer.

“In the meanwhile, Chelsea are a little bit of a multitude.”