There is no effect of spending a huge transfer fee at all. Chelsea lost again.
Chelsea lost 0-1 in the 6th round match of the 2023-2024 English Premier League against Aston Villa held at Stamford Bridge in London, England on the 24th.레고토토
In the 13th minute of the second half, when the score was tied at 0-0, Chelsea received a red card and was sent off. In the 28th minute, Oliver Watkins scored the winning goal.
Chelsea recorded 1 win, 2 draws, and 3 losses in 6 games since the opening, earning only 5 points. The current ranking is 14th, lower than last season’s 12th place.
This is a disappointing result considering that an astronomical amount of money was spent to strengthen the team through the summer transfer market. Chelsea invested a whopping 462.1 million euros (approximately 657.4 billion won) in the summer alone to recruit Moises Caicedo, Romeo Labia, Christopher Nkunku, Cole Palmer, Axel Disasi, and Nicolas Jackson. A large-scale rebuild was carried out across attack, midfield, and defense. In addition, coach Mauricio Pochettino, who had a good career at Tottenham Hotspur, was recruited to reorganize the team.
Contrary to expectations, Chelsea is having a hard time picking up the pace after the opening game.
Of course, there is also the problem of injuries. Currently, Nkunku, Reece James, and Wesley Fofana are out of the team due to injury. However, considering the current Chelsea squad, there should be enough to fill the void. In addition, Chelsea will not participate in UEFA club competitions this season. It is an environment where they can focus entirely on the league, but they are having a hard time managing points with 1 draw and 2 losses in the last three games.
To make matters worse, Chelsea’s next opponent is Brighton & Hove Albion. They created a sensation last season, rising to 6th place, and are a strong team this season as well, ranked 3rd with 15 points from 5 wins and 1 loss in the first 6 games. Given the recent atmosphere, it seems difficult for Chelsea to guarantee victory. This means that the crisis continues.