- Chelsea legend Frank Leboeuf has expressed his concerns about the performance of several Chelsea players, particularly in the attacking department.
- The team has had a disappointing start to the Premier League season, winning just one out of their initial games and currently sitting in 14th place with five points.
- Leboeuf questions the effectiveness of the club’s attacking lineup, singling out Raheem Sterling, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Nicolas Jackson, and Christopher Nkunku for criticism.
Chelsea’s Lackluster Start
Chelsea, under the ownership of Todd Boehly, invested over £400 million in new talent during the summer transfer window. Despite these significant acquisitions, the team has not performed as expected, particularly in the attack.
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Struggles in Scoring
Leboeuf highlights the team’s struggles in front of goal, with Nicolas Jackson netting just one goal in six games and Christopher Nkunku sidelined due to injury. Raheem Sterling’s finishing has also been called into question.
Leboeuf believes that there were better options available in the transfer market, mentioning players like Harry Kane and Aleksandar Mitrovic as potential additions who could provide the experience and goal-scoring prowess Chelsea needs.
Frank Leboeuf slams Chelsea forwards:
"Raheem Sterling has never been a top scorer. He has been so clumsy in front of the goal, but he does have other qualities.
Mykhailo Mudryk we don’t know what he’s worth because he just came from nowhere for £100m.
Nicolas Jackson has a…
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Improvement Needed in the Box
The former Chelsea star emphasizes the need for players who can make better decisions in the box and demonstrate greater composure when scoring opportunities arise. Chelsea’s struggles extend beyond the final third, as they often falter when they enter the opponent’s penalty area.
Leboeuf’s comments reflect concerns about Chelsea’s attacking performance and their ability to convert scoring opportunities effectively.