“We had an urgent appeal for quality players and a huge amount of quality players,” Thomas Tuchel told a press conference after Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat to Arsenal.
“We got two quality players no doubt but we’re not competitive like this and you could see that today.”
The honeymoon looks well and truly over as Tuchel is openly frustrated with a significant part of the current Chelsea squad.
Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly do appear to be an improvement on the current squad – but that might not be enough if Chelsea want to keep their place in the top four, let alone challenge for the title.
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Chelsea have suffered a back-to-back defeat in their pre-season games so far, raising concerns for the club following a less active transfer summer.
It’s understood that the club takeover has played a role in the way the Blues have dealt with this summer’s transfer businesses so far. But with lots of time still remaining, the Blues can still pull off deals for the potential targets this summer.