Chelsea sunk to a new low this season, after rivals Tottenham managed to secure their first win at the Stamford Bridge since 1990. As a result, the club’s place in the Champions League is in jeopardy at the moment.
The Blues have not been able to take things up a level after their stellar campaign last year. Things have taken a turn for the worse, as the new signings have failed to provide an impact and manager Antonio Conte’s future lies in a cloud of uncertainty. The uncertainty seems a bit more clear after the display from the Blues against Spurs, where they failed to capitalize on their lead and ended up losing 3-1 to broaden the gap in the Premier League table.
Former Chelsea striker and pundit, Tony Cascarino believes that the recent turn of events will leave Abramovich in a huge dilemma since low spending teams such as Tottenham are performing far more consistently.
Cascarino believes Tottenham are the biggest team in London now
Chelsea put on a tame display in the second half which led to their defeat
The former striker was interviewed by talkSPORT, where he revealed that the Russian billionaire must be concerned about the rise of the Spurs who have managed to finish second in the Premier League, two years in a row. He said: “A lot of clubs, including Chelsea, will be very envious of what Tottenham have got and the calibre of their team, Dominating London, that’s a big step for Tottenham. They’ve played second fiddle, not only to Arsenal for a long time, but (also) Chelsea with their success in there.”
Cascarino also managed to bring in the money factor which he believes is a crucial aspect as Spurs are getting the job done without breaking their banks. He stated: “And yes, Chelsea have spent a lot of money.“Chelsea have spent and had times with incredible sides, but I think the owner, Roman (Abramovich), will look at them and think: ‘I’m paying double in wages that Tottenham do and spent a hell of a lot of money in the transfer market compared to Spurs – and they are better than us!’”
Chelsea have a lot of work to do to break into the top fourand manage a spot in the Champions League next season. Failure in that would lead to massive consequences with several stars on the threshold of leaing the club.
Mauricio Pochettino has truly done a remarkable job with the Spurs side who have invested well and trusted their youth. Chelsea, on the other hand, have spent a lot with the recurring change of managers which has led to momentary success in the recent past.