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Chelsea information: Craig Burley slams 4 gamers after Southampton defeat | Soccer

Chelsea suffered a second defeat this season against Southampton

Chelsea fell to a second defeat of the season towards Southampton (Image: GETTY)

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has criticized Kai Havertz and three of his teammates after the club’s “unacceptable” defeat in the Premier League against Southampton.

Chelsea’s mixed start to the new season continued at St Marys on Tuesday night as Ralph Hessenhuttl’s young side came from behind to win 2-1.

The guests started off brilliantly and progressed with the £50m summer signing of Raheem Sterling, who has now scored three goals in his last two games.

But Southampton were ahead after just 22 minutes thanks to goals from Romeo Lafia and Adam Armstrong, and Chelsea appeared little after the break as they tried to respond.

‘They were poor,’ Burley told ESPN. Yes, they beat Leicester on the weekend, but they are poor again away from home.

They took the lead against a team that many people tend to go down. None of the Southampton players will come close to Chelsea.

It is another unacceptable performance. It is not acceptable. I know they got one or two [injured] But so what? It wasn’t good enough. It is not an anomaly.

Southampton came from behind to defeat Chelsea

Southampton came back from behind to defeat Chelsea (Picture: GETTY)

“Look at the performance in Leeds. They called off the win against Everton. I’m sorry, we’re trying to find excuses here but it’s not good enough.

Burley, who made more than 100 appearances for Chelsea in the 1990s, criticized Havertz, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech.

The 50-year-old fears Havertz will go the same way as Timo Werner, who claims he “couldn’t cut it in the Premier League” before returning to the Bundesliga.

He added: “Listen, with Kai Havertz, I’ve said it before…Everything plays very well in the Champions League, he scored in the final, which is great for him, but there are 50 games in the season.

Timo Werner is back and scored a hat-trick in Germany, and that tells you everything you need to know. He couldn’t cut it in England and Havertz himself.

“Mount is not playing well. They will all cry over Pulisic afterwards. It’s up to these guys to do that.

“Zyash, he is lightweight. When he came under [former manager Frank] Lampard We were all worried because he looked weak and prone to injury.

All these players are worth millions. The manager needs to solve it.

Chelsea have now dropped points in three of their first six games of the new season and are eighth in the Premier League, five points behind leaders Arsenal.


Blues boss Thomas Tuchel said: “It’s very easy to get us off-balance, to be beaten, to confuse us. It’s too easy. It happened against Leeds. We need to understand why and find solutions.”

We lose focus, we lose our plan and we lose consistency, it’s all too easy to get overwhelmed.

We need answers, we need to step up and play a higher level if necessary. We have struggled to do so.

Chelsea will be in desperate need of a better performance on Saturday when they face London rivals West Ham.

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