Chelsea Mid Season Review

Initial expectations

At the start of this season I couldn’t help but be optimistic coming off the back of what I would call a good season (although coming 33 points behind the league leaders) for Chelsea considering the circumstances; losing our best player in Eden Hazard, transfer ban and new young manager. Chelsea still achieved top 4, a cup final and then went on to have a great transfer window.

As a Chelsea fan minimum expectation is always top 4 and this is what I expected this time, Chelsea needed to close the gap to Liverpool coming 33 points behind league leader after Lampard was basically given a blank check and all the players he wanted was simply not going to be acceptable.

Best performers

This is where it gets difficult, if you ask me Chelsea have had no real standout performers. You can possibly say the center back pairing have been our best players. Asides from Silva and Zouma and maybe Mason Mount, some players have shown glimpses but nothing consistent enough to note.


Kai Havertz. I would like to stop here but I’ll go on, the reputation and the fee he came with I was expecting him to be able to do it all. A no.10 with the ability to score all kinds of goals, he seemed like a perfect signing in that role for us. Kai has looked lackluster and lacking in confidence. Of course you can always say “he’s a young man, new league, new country needs time” but his performances have been so sub par sometimes you forget he’s on the pitch. BUT! The blame is not completely his, it feels as if Lampard isn’t utilising him to his strength.

How have signings performed

Chelsea had a very good window 8/10 I would say, the only thing lacking from the window was a imposing capable defensive midfielder. Silva has been the standout of the lot bringing real stability in a very weak defence. I just wish that he wasn’t 36. Mendy might be an upgrade from kepa but is still not quite what we need, from early days Mendy doesn’t look like the kind of keeper that can win you points or compete with the league’s best. Ziyech has been injured and not had a long enough run for a full assessment, he has shown glimpses of creative output which Chelsea are in desperate need of. Ben Chilwel. Meh? An upgrade on Alonso and Emerson but I’m not sure what to make of him. He does everything at an average level. I even forgot that he was one of our summer signings. Now for the Germans… Kai and Werner. Disappointing. Werner makes a lot of chances but my god his conversion rate is awful. He needs to get the monkey off his back and maybe we’ll see his true quality. I’ve already discussed Kai I shan’t go on.

Ones to watch in the second half of the season

Billy Gilmour has returned to the first team, a player with a lot of potential in the middle of the park. This is a place where Chelsea need drastic improvement. Can he be that player?

Rating the manager

Oh Lampard. A Chelsea legend, probably the greatest to have played for the club. It felt like he was destined to succeed at Chelsea; he was going to take us to the promised land. Had a very good first season and has pull in the market. I really wanted him to succeed but I don’t think that’s going to be the case . We did have a good 17 game run where I got very excited and that flipped very quick. Lampard doesn’t seem to have a clue how to change the situation. Chelsea look like they have regressed this season, there’s no game plan. Ball to the full backs and cross ? Lampard also seems to be not using some of his best players to their strengths. Kai Havertz for example, why is a no.10 that operates best in and around the 18 yard box picking up the ball at the halfway line and having to run with it? Why force mason mount in wide positions? Timo Werner, if he’s not going to play as a striker Chelsea need to go back to the market for one because Tammy and Giroud ain’t it. I do think Lampard has the potential to be a decent manager in the future and maybe he arrived at Chelsea too early which is a shame really because Chelsea is not a club where managers learn their trade. Simply put he wasn’t ready to take this job yet here we are. Should he be sacked? Only if there is a solid replacement don’t sack him for an interim manager because what’s the point.

Where I think we’ll finish

The Situation at Chelsea is unlikely to change, we’ll struggle to play with an identity and get bullied in the middle of the park. We probably won’t close the gap to 4, coming in at about 6th. 250Ms spent and we look like we’re going to come below top 4 laughable really.

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