Chelsea’s recent Premier League loss to Nottingham Forest was marked by alarming attacking futility despite controlling a commanding 76 percent of possession and The ex-Arsenal player turned pundit, Paul Merson says it is a very persistent problem.

In an odd turn of events, they lost 1-0, with Anthony Elanga, a former player for Manchester United, scoring the game-winning goal. In the 90 minutes of play, Chelsea only managed two shots on goal under Mauricio Pochettino’s direction.

Merson shared; “If you play ten men behind the ball against #Chelsea, they find it so difficult to break them down. It’s so slow and mundane.

Merson: No Constant Pressure

“It’s never constant pressure, they never pin teams in. This has been an issue for a couple of years now.” an article from sportskeeda.com shared.

Nicolas Jackson, the key striker for Chelsea, blew a fantastic opportunity from close range in a crucial Premier League match, summarising the Blues’ early-season struggles. Chelsea currently occupies 11th place in the league standings with just four points after only one win, one draw, and two losses in their first four games. The return of their attacking ability is highly anticipated by their supporters.

Meanwhile, Frank Leboeuf believes Chelsea missed out on a gem despite the transfer market being agitated by Sofyan Amrabat’s loan move to Manchester United.

Leboeuf contends that Amrabat’s expertise might have been the crucial missing component in Chelsea’s midfield along with Enzo Fernandez despite the signings of Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo. Fans wonder what may have been at Stamford Bridge after a squandered opportunity.

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Frank Leboeuf “When I see that kind of players going to Manchester United… I often talk about Chelsea trying to find those experienced players in the middle of the park. Why didn’t you think about that guy? He would have been the perfect player to pair with Enzo Fernandez.”

Further he added “Yeah they got Moises Caicedo, but for over £100m! I see that guy going to United on loan, he can then be bought for [a total fee of] £30m. That would have been a bargain,” an article from sportskeeda.com shared.

Amrabat’s seasoned experience might have served as a calming influence as the Blues worked to develop young potential for the future. The absence of a seasoned campaigner like Amrabat immediately undermines the team’s stability, despite their admirable long-term goals.

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