Former Manchester United legend and TV pundit Rio Ferdinand believes ‘one thing’ is going on behind the scenes at following Thomas Tuchel’s latest rant.
The former England defender was referring to the Blues supervisor’s press convention after their 4-0 preseason defeat to Arenal, the place Tuchel defined the issues along with his squad.
The Blues managed to solely win one among their pre-season friendlies on their tour of the USA towards Club America, Charlotte and the Gunners.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel (pictured) appears sad at Chelsea after his latest rant
Pundit Rio Ferdinand believes ‘one thing’ is going on behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have signed 4 senior gamers to date this summer season – Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina – after dropping Andreas Christensen to Barcelona and Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid on free transfers.
Romelu Lukaku, who re-joined the Blues for £97million final summer season, has additionally gone out on mortgage to Serie A facet Inter Milan.
Ferdinand feels the German could also be disgruntled by the shortage of exercise within the switch market with the brand new Premier League season set to start this weekend.
Ferdinand feels the German could also be disgruntled by the shortage of exercise within the switch market
‘I do not care about ends in pre-season, it was extra the aftermath,’ Ferdinand advised Mirror Sport by way of BT Sport.
‘The manner the supervisor spoke within the press convention afterwards was the startling factor for me, it opened my eyes.
‘There should be some issues taking place behind the scenes that we’re not conscious of as but, he appears disgruntled and sad.
‘There are possibly some gamers angling for a transfer behind-the-scenes that we’re not conscious of.
‘He’s introduced Sterling in who shall be an excellent addition, but when they lose the gamers that they are speaking about dropping.
The former defender says Raheem Sterling (pictured) and Kalidou Koulibaly are good additions
‘Rudiger’s a large loss, however Koulibaly’s are available – I feel he’ll be a very good signing this yr.
‘He’s skilled. But I feel they want extra once more and I feel he is very conscious of that and it isn’t taking place fast sufficient for them.
‘If they haven’t any extra motion within the window, I’d be nervous about them.’
The former defender’s feedback have been sparked by Tuchel’s post-match remarks in Florida after being requested if Chelsea shall be prepared for the brand new Premier League marketing campaign.
Tuchel stated: ‘I can’t assure it. I noticed in the present day a crew in Arsenal who’re mentally dedicated to an concept of enjoying, a stage of exhaustion, a stage of bodily dedication that we couldn’t match.
‘Also, a stage of psychological dedication that we lacked as a result of we now have a whole lot of gamers who’re enthusiastic about leaving and taking a look at their choices. We have gamers which have left and I feel in the intervening time that is apparent.’
The Blues boss Tuchel is determined so as to add extra high quality gamers to his squad this summer season
Tuchel added: ‘We had an pressing attraction for high quality gamers and an enormous quantity of high quality gamers.
‘We’ve acquired two high quality gamers – that’s little doubt – however we aren’t aggressive like this and sadly, we might see it in the present day.’
Chelsea might nonetheless see a number of extra gamers head for the exit door earlier than the switch window slams shut with Hakim Ziyech, Marcos Alonso, Armando Broja, Timo Werner, Kepa Arrizabalaga and membership captain Cesar Azpilicueta all linked with strikes this summer season.
Chelsea might nonetheless see a number of extra gamers head for the exit door together with Hakim Ziyech
With the squad in a interval of transition underneath new possession after a consortium led by US businessman Todd Boehly accomplished a takeover in May, Ferdinand feels the Blues will miss out on ending within the high 4 this marketing campaign.
‘I feel it [the top six in order] will go Man City, Liverpool, Spurs, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal.’
Chelsea are, nonetheless, nonetheless exploring all choices with Brighton’s Marc Cucurella edging nearer to agreeing a £50million transfer.
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has additionally been linked, however it appears unlikely they get anymore gamers in forward of the season opener away to Everton on Saturday.