Chelsea risking homegrown starters for Brazilian talents must lead to changes at Stamford Bridge, according to opinion
Last January was packed full of Chelsea purchases – this one has been all about sales.
We’re hearing very little about anyone close to coming in, while the headlines today are dominated by further reports about two players who could go – Conor Gallagher and Levi Colwill.
What those two have in common is that they’re academy produced, and playing every single week. They’re the academy rocks in the first team. So why on earth are they up for sale? The reason is financial. Chelsea have spent so much in the last two years that selling home grown players is essential to keep our head above water.
This was an easily avoidable situation – we simply had to not sign quite as many players like David Datro Fofana, Angelo Gabriel and Mykhailo Mudryk when we didn’t really need them. The fact that all of those purchases are now potentially going to force us into unwanted sales of important, home grown players is a disgrace, and those who were allowed to get us into this mess should be sacked immediately.
It’s poor squad management and poor financial management – the two things those making the decisions are paid to do right.