Gabby Agbonlahor believes that Chelsea should have broke the bank to sign Kylian Mbappe or Harry Kane this summer.
CHELSEA have largely prioritised moves for young players in the Todd Boehly era, handing them long contracts in the hope that they develop into superstars, rather than adding players to the side that will have an immediate impact.
it hasn’t been the start to the new season that he’d have hoped for with the club picking up just four points from four games so far, including a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Pochettino’s side dominated in terms of possession and shots on goal, but according to Agbonlahor, they should have added a proven striker to the attack this summer in order to help bang in the goals.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID –
Speaking on Gameday Phone-In, Agbonlahor said: “What I don’t understand with Chelsea is that they had 21 shots and guess how many on target? Two.
“They’re getting into the positions but they just don’t have the quality and it seems to be a theme now.
“You look on social media and the story is that Chelsea sign players but they lose games.
“They’ve spent £1billion. Why didn’t Chelsea use a quarter of that money and go out and buy a star? Go and give Paris Saint-Germain an offer for Mbappe that they can’t refuse.
“Harry Kane, ‘there you go, Daniel Levy. Whatever you want’. £150million for Harry Kane and you’ve got two superstars.
“They’ve bought loads of players who are average. Mudryk came on and he nearly gave away two goals!
“He was absolutely useless. He’s had 19 games, zero goals and they haven’t got a style of play.
“Today it was five at the back or three centre-halves. They have Gallagher who doesn’t score goals in there and it’s slow.
“Caicedo made two mistakes in there, they’re changing formations again – why not start with a back four?
“No disrespect to Nottingham Forest, but you should be playing four at the back against them and yes, Pochettino might think that he’s got time but carry on losing, let’s see if the CHELSEA fans give you time.”
READ MORE CHELSEA NEWS AND GOSSIP –