No doubt about the talent in place at Stamford Bridge, but we still miss the steady bricks and rocks in the squad, as Mauricio Pochettino troubles in his search for the correct blend.
Chelsea have done a massive turnaround in recent seasons, signing a massive lot of new players, and also changed owner, team management, so we believe it will take a bit of time to get everything sorted.
Mason Mount has left for Man Utd, Christian Pulicic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both headed to AC Milan, Mateo Kovacic making his move to Man City. These four moving, made a gap of personality and steadiness that will take some time to replace.
Also letting two goalkeepers in Kepa and Mendy leaving, of course will see a difference. So far the ship is far from settled, and the money used on new faces has not yet made the significant improvement Chelsea are looking for.
Raheem Sterling is at present one experienced face, but a bit of worry to see him absent in the England plans of Gareth Southgate, not being fielded in a game at international since 2022. With the form of the club team, he might struggle to get back in, but again strange to see Raheem Sterling, with his qualities, not being included in the England set-up.
Raheem Sterling is not John Terry or Frank Lampard, he is not Didier Drogba, and should not be compared with Antonio Rudiger. This is the real problem at Chelsea, they are having a group of similar players all of them gifted and talented, but softcore compared to the names mentioned above. The club miss their rocks and bricks, and without those types you will always struggle.
Of course great to see Chelsea perform as they did vs. Spurs, bringing home a 4-1 win, but being 11 vs 9 made that possible. We do see an interesting January coming, as more rocks and bricks must be bought in. Looking at the team at the moment it looks a bit softcore and fragile.