Chelsea followers may or may not have been shocked to see Graham Potter area a four-man backline, versus the three-man backline the membership has labored with below Thomas Tuchel. Nevertheless, they’re definitely very indignant concerning the English supervisor’s resolution to put Cesar Azpilicueta at center-back alongside Thiago Silva.
Chelsea made quite a few defensive reinforcements within the switch window, with former supervisor Tuchel bringing in Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana. Nevertheless, Potter has determined in opposition to placing both center-half within the beginning lineup for his or her Champions League conflict in opposition to RB Salzburg.
The choice has angered the Stamford Bridge devoted, who’ve taken to Twitter to slam the supervisor. Here’s a number of tweets from the sad assist:
Graham Potter will hope that his resolution to incorporate Cesar Azpilicueta is vindicated and the crew return to profitable methods. The 2 center-backs are nicely of their 30s, with Azpilicueta now 33 and Thiago Silva about to show 38.
Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly mistakenly claims Premier League duo got here by means of academy
Blues proprietor Todd Boehly was within the headlines following the sacking of Champions League-winning supervisor Thomas Tuchel after final week’s loss to Dinamo Zagreb. He then got here below hearth after talking on the SALT discussion board (through Metro), the place he acknowledged that Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne got here by means of the membership’s Cobham academy.
Nevertheless, that is removed from the case. The Liverpool ahead spent his complete youth profession in Egypt, earlier than beginning as an expert with Al Mokawloon.
From there, the ahead moved to Basel, the place he spent two years earlier than becoming a member of the Blues for a £12 million upfront payment. Salah finally left Chelsea for Roma, earlier than returning to the Premier League in 2017, the place he has reached new heights with Liverpool.
Manchester Metropolis midfielder De Bruyne didn’t graduate from Cobham both, as a substitute taking part in his youth profession in his native Belgium with Genk. After graduating to the primary crew efficiently and taking part in almost 100 league video games for the aspect, the midfielder moved to Chelsea in 2012 for simply £6.7 million.
After two years, De Bruyne moved to Wolfsburg earlier than returning to the Premier League and becoming a member of Metropolis.