Danny Murphy has delivered a fairly ruthless verdict on the current form of Chelsea, claiming they’re “all over the place” right now.
Chelsea did suffer a fairly crushing 4-1 defeat at the weekend during their trip to Brighton in the Premier League.
The Blues currently sit sixth in the league table and are facing the possibility of another big fight for a top-four finish.
However, Graham Potter was unbeaten in his opening nine games as the head coach at Stamford Bridge before the humbling at former club Brighton.
Potter has kickstarted his Blues reign with six wins, three draws and one defeat. Therefore, it’s not all doom and gloom around the club right now.
Danny Murphy on Chelsea
TalkSPORT pundit Murphy isn’t too convinced by Chelsea right now.
In particular, he’s spotted and pinpointed two problem areas he doesn’t like.
Murphy has claimed that there is confusion at the Bridge right now because Potter is using different formations and different personnel.
“I still think they’ve (Liverpool) got a chance because when you look at who they’re competing with, which is Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle, none of them are brilliant, none of them are consistent,” he told talkSPORT.
“You’re not watching Chelsea at the minute and thinking ‘oh they’re frightening me’ they’re all over the place, different formations, different personnel.”
Murphy is correct to highlight the sheer amount of changes Potter is making on a game-to-game basis, which is confusing for supporters to follow. It must be a lot for the players to take in, too.
However, Chelsea’s boss is trying to learn about his squad during what’s been a ridiculous fixture schedule in the past month.
Hopefully, team selection and the system will settle down.
If you check out Chelsea’s current situation, there’s definitely no need to panic.
Potter has a big tick by his name for already securing top spot in their Champions League group, which finishes tonight with a dead rubber against Dinamo Zagreb.
As for the team’s form, there are some building blocks while he tries to stamp his imprint on the side.
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