Ian Wright blames the players for Chelsea’s woes this season


Ian Wright blames this Chelsea player after their recent loss against Southampton. Chelsea suffered a loss against Southampton this Saturday. Arsenal hero Ian Wright insisted that Chelsea’s underperforming players are to blame. Furthermore, the players should be held accountable for their recent performances. He believed that the players should be blamed rather than the manager. Graham Potter has come under immense pressure after their recent loss. Potter’s players have failed to deliver time and time again. Chelsea have only scored 23 goals in 23 Premier League matches this season. That’s way too much less than the top-position teams. They are 43 strikes fewer goals than Manchester City. However, according to Premier League stats Chelsea are the second team who created the most chances this season.

Ian Wright believes that players should be blamed instead of Graham Potter

Chelsea have created enough chances in front of the goal. But have failed to deliver those goals. Therefore Ian Wright feels that the players are letting their manager down in doing so. Ian Wright was asked about his opinion on this matter. To this he replied,

“It does, but at the same time we’ve seen chances created. I mean you can’t legislate for somebody missing chances. You can legislate for the team not creating chances.”

He further added,

“That’s what we’re seeing. We’re seeing chances created and people missing them. That’s obviously what Chelsea have to [work on]. They have created enough chances where they should win games, and all of a sudden the momentum and the vibe in the stadium change. But at the moment, yeah, you have to say that [Potter] is under a little bit of pressure.”

This defeat against Southampton meant that the Graham Potter side has only won 1 of their last 10 matches. Ian Wright believes that Graham Potter is unfairly being targeted here. That it is indeed the players who are failing to perform under pressure.

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