Paul Merson has used his weekly column on Sky Sports to describe Chelsea’s performance against Tottenham at the weekend – and let’s just say he wasn’t too positive.
The former Arsenal defender described it as the “worst I have seen at Chelsea in over 20 years.”
He also said it was “the most hostile I have ever heard it among the Chelsea support.”
The two things are pretty clearly linked.
He also attacked how “slow” the whole team was, claiming that he could have played in that team as a 54 year old.
Chelsea did play a few nice passes in the opening minutes, but after that looked pretty happy to sit back and wait for Spurs to score. That goal came at the start of the second half, and after that there was no urgency, no response and simply no quality from Graham Potter’s team.
We’ve seen this team go through some pretty dodgy spells in defence and in attack over the years, but it’s hard to think of a time where the entire system was as dysfunctional as it is now.