Frank Leboeuf has criticised Ben Chilwell and Malo Gusto after Chelsea suffered a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The 55-year-old was dissecting Chelsea’s performance on ESPN.

So, what did Frank Leboeuf say about Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, the Frenchman felt Chelsea’s deliveries from wide areas were largely ineffective, and accused the duo of not actually knowing how to cross the ball.

Leboeuf said: “Chelsea are not capable of hitting one proper cross, they always went to a red shirt. Ben Chilwell and Malo Gusto don’t know how to cross a ball. And when they do, there is nobody there to score!”

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Make no mistake about it – Chelsea could have crossed the ball in all day long yesterday, and probably still wouldn’t have scored.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were mostly aimless with their balls into the box, while the deliveries that did prove to be fairly accurate were not whipped in with enough pace.

Malo Gusto has to improve for Chelsea, but Ben Chilwell criticism is harsh

We agree with Leboeuf when it comes to his comments on Gusto, but not Chilwell.

The £50m England international was very dangerous in the first half, and Raheem Sterling really should have got on the end of his fellow countryman’s low crosses at some point, which caused a bit of havoc.

However – in regards to Gusto – the Frenchman struggled.

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The Chelsea No.27 often received the ball, looked up and then swung a weak cross into the box, hoping that someone would throw themselves at it.

As WhoScored shows, the £26.3m man attempted seven crosses, but only found a teammate once.

Gusto’s deliveries were nothing like the devilish, whipped crosses Reece James has become famous for, and hopefully, the Chelsea captain can help his 20-year-old teammate with his crossing at Cobham.

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