Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea FanCast regular Mark Meehan and Liam Twomey from The Athletic to look back at the defeat to Southampton, Chelsea’s transer business and today’s press conference with Thomas Tuchel.
In part one, we discuss the defeat to Southampton in midweek and Chelsea’s transfer business with Liam Twomey from The Athletic. At Southampton in midweek another poor performance against a weaker side and defensive frailties exposed by a fragile midfield. We ask are Chelsea soft?
Liam analyses Chelsea’s transfer business and we ask has Tuchel got everything he needs? We now have a striker and defence has been sorted, but what about midfield? And the deadweight has been shipped out but why did Billy Gilmour go?
In part two we look ahead to the Chelsea v West Ham match. Is Tuchel’s assertion that “We are a club in transition and we are paying the price for the last half a year of insecurity” valid? West Ham have been in patchy form, but played well v Spurs and are good on the counter and physical, which is worrying. Surely we can’t be as bad again; can we toughen up in time? And is Tuchel right that with the window shut everyone will know where they are and will now be 100% committed?
We wrap up by discussing how we see it going, our predictions for the match and a catch up on week four of our Prem Predictions League.