Report: 21-year-old's head has turned after Chelsea interest in him, his form has dipped badly

Reports have claimed that Chelsea’s interest in Anthony Gordon last summer turned the player’s head.

According to The Telegraph, the 21-year-old ended up being a massive disappointment for Frank Lampard in charge, with his tenure at Everton coming to an end yesterday.

The Toffees currently sit 19th in the league, after a late surge saw them stay up in the first place last season. That rally was sparked by Gordon, who became an essential member of Lampard’s squad in the run-in.

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This seemingly sparked Chelsea’s interest, with the Blues strongly linked to a move to sign him in the summer transfer window.

While the player was keen on the move, it didn’t come to fruition and Chelsea looked elsewhere.

Gordon let Lampard down

This has led to a drastic drop in form for the Everton man, with him now not even being relied upon as a starter despite the poor situation the club again find themselves in.

He has only three goals to his name this season, with him only managing one since August.

It has now been claimed by the Telegraph that his downturn in form, perhaps impacted by interest in him from Stamford Bridge, saw Lampard unable to count on him when things were bad this season.

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Chelsea eventually looked elsewhere in an attempt to strengthen their attack, with them addressing the issue particularly this month.

They have completed the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, beating Arsenal to a deal.

He showed glimpses of what he can bring on the wing in his debut against Liverpool last weekend, and will be using the two weeks where the club don’t have a game to build up his fitness in an attempt to get himself in a position to start going forwards.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released