Director Graham Porter now has to produce results.
Chelsea will play the 24th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season with Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London, England at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th. Chelsea are 10th with 31 points (8 wins, 7 draws, 7 losses), and Southampton are 20th with 15 points (4 wins, 3 draws, 15 losses).
In the winter following the summer, Chelsea had an all-time transfer window. They invested astronomical funds to bring in high-level players. Including club record-breaking Enzo Fernandez, Mihailo Mudriq, Benoit Badiacil, Noni Madueke, Andriy Santos, David Dartro Popana and Joao Felix were recruited. As a result, Chelsea spent 611.49 million euros (approximately 846.6 billion won) in transfer fees alone in summer and winter.
Including the options attached to each player, the total transfer fee is close to 900 billion won. Options were added for each position, and competitiveness was clearly strengthened. Enzo, Moudrik, and Badiasil have already melted into the team and are solidifying their positions as starting players. Felix was also left with regret as he was sent off in his debut game, but his performance is good every time he plays. 먹튀검증
However, Chelsea’s performance is the worst. They have only 1 win in the previous 9 matches. 1 win, 4 draws and 4 losses, and in the last 4 matches, there is no win with 3 draws and 1 loss. The league standings are disastrous at 10th.
Director Porter can also make his own excuses. We haven’t been together since the beginning of the season, and as so many players suddenly arrive, it must have been difficult to build tactics and match organizational skills. It should be taken into account, but Chelsea fans are losing patience. As problems such as sluggish offensive power are repeated and unwinnable games come out one after another, criticism is focused on manager Porter.
Porter, who is on the defensive, faces Southampton. Southampton suffered the worst slump this season as they were in last place in the EPL, and only fired their manager twice. Looking at the league alone, it is 9 losses in 10 matches. He faces Southampton, who is considered the number one candidate for relegation, and if he does not win this time, it seems that Porter will be driven to the edge of the cliff. We lost 1-2 in the previous match, so there is anxiety.
England’s ‘Evening Standard’ predicted Chelsea’s 2-0 victory, saying, “The match against Southampton is a match that Chelsea can win in a long time. It will be a morale-boosting victory.”