The former boss and player of Chelsea Gianluca Vialli, has been speaking at Omnisport in which he firmly believes the poor start to this season suffered by Jose Mourinho”s men so far, is largely to do with their transfer dealings during the 2015/16 summer transfer window.
Speaking at the Soccerex event in Manchester, Vialli spoke on how he believes Chelsea could struggle to find and maintain that hunger that they had last season, throughout this current season and he was asked on his thoughts towards the stuttering start by Chelsea this season and whether it was to do with the new players coming into the squad, or whether or not the team should be playing a lot better than they have been of late.
“I think the transfer activities for Chelsea have been very quiet. After winning something, you need a sparkle, you need someone new coming in with desire and willing to share the motivations with the rest of the players – it’s good for the mood of the camp and it didn’t happen with Chelsea until Pedro came in.
“Compare that to the previous year when they got [Thibaut] Courtois, [Cesc] Fabregas and Diego Costa – in every department they had a new face and that created a lot of momentum.
“I’m a big fan of teams that don’t change too much. It’s not that Chelsea are not good enough, they are, it’s just a matter of making sure they reconnect and they find that hunger again.”
So how do you feel about what he has said Chelsea fans, is he right in his belief or do the squad need to do a lot more and up their games, or is it Mourinho who is tactically at fault so far this season and has his mind games with other managers, taken the overall edge out of his game and needs to find it again and a winning formula?