Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler questions future of four Chelsea players including Kai Havertz
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 06
Chelsea have spent heavily under new owner Todd Boehly (Picture: Getty)

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has questioned the future of four players following the club’s heavy spending under .

Chelsea have spent close to £600m over the last two transfer windows but the Blues remain just ninth in the Premier League, 10 points outside the places.

The likes of , Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer, while Chelsea completed January deals for the likes of Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk.

Fowler has described Chelsea’s spending as ‘mad’ and says some players already at Stamford Bridge must be fearing for their futures at the club.

‘Clearly, you don’t pay £120m to put a player on the bench, so Enzo Fernandez starts; Mykhailo Mudryk looked decent in half an hour at Liverpool, and Joao Felix can make a difference,’ Fowler told the .

‘I just don’t get why they splashed all that extra cash though. Look at the likes of Guardiola and Klopp, they like to operate with relatively small squads, keeping their group tight and together.

‘Guardiola was even prepared to let Cancelo go and reduce his squad numbers even further for the sake of harmony at City… but there can be no harmony at Chelsea with players wondering what the hell is going on.

Robbie Fowler has slammed Chelsea’s transfer strategy (Picture: Getty)

‘I did a quick count up of their squad, and there are what, 30 odd players, not including some of their good kids? That’s too many.

‘What happens to the likes of Carney Chukwuemeka, who was only signed – for big money – in the summer, but now has no clear pathway to the first team?

‘What happens to Mason Mount, Havertz and Pulisic? It’s just madness to me. It’s not sound football management, it’s like someone messing around on Championship manager.’

Ex-Liverpool and England striker Fowler also reckons that Chelsea boss Graham Potter is ‘far from happy’ with Todd Boehly’s transfer strategy.

‘You look at Chelsea’s squad, and their glaring, desperate need in the January window was a central striker,’ he added.

‘Yet of eight signings, none fits that bill as a proven top level goalscorer. Three were kids for the future in David Fofana, Morgan and Maduke, Felix plays anywhere but nine, and the rest were other positions.

‘So more than £320m spent, and Potter’s one area of real need not addressed. It would be almost comic, if it wasn’t so serious for the manager. You know damn well, if he’d had an influence, then he would have insisted on a No. 9.

‘I’m not privy to what goes on behind the scenes there, but I bet Potter is far from happy. It looks suspiciously like the owners have gone out and signed a bunch of players, any decent player on the market, and said “here, you sort it all out”.’

Chelsea’s underwhelming form continued on Friday night as the Blues were held to a goalless draw at home to Fulham. Potter’s side return to action next weekend against West Ham.


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