David Datro Fofana of Chelsea (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Well, it seems as though the Blues won’t be hoisting any domestic trophies at the end of the 2022/23 campaign after being bounced from the FA Cup by Manchester City over the weekend. The loss, which finished 4-0, was one of the most spineless performances I can remember from a Chelsea side in quite some time.
The defenders were indecisive, the midfielders were weak, and the forwards couldn’t even string together a single coherent attacking movement. With only one shot on target logged during the entire 90’, it’s clear that the front line has no solution to its season-long ineptitude.
And while the Citizens are probably the best team in the English football pyramid, the 5-0 aggregate scoreline between them and the club from the capital over the past two matches is shocking and inexcusable. It’s becoming clearer with each passing contest just how far away Chelsea is from truly competing at the top of the Premier League.
Despite the dark cloud hovering ominously over Stamford Bridge at the moment, Todd Boehly and the club hierarchy continue to throw money at their problems. The Blues have signed Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix on loan for the remainder of the season and are rumored to be scouting Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram and Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk, among others.