Former Aston Villa and England striker Gabby Agbonlahor claim Roman Abramovich would have sacked Thomas Tuchel if he was still in charge of Chelsea.
Chelsea had only two of their first five Premier League matches of the season and pressure had already started to mount on Thomas Tuchel.
The blues is the highest spending club in the Premier League this summer. The new owner has backed Thomas Tuchel in the transfer window and is now in talks with the German over a new deal that will see him stay at the club beyond 2024.
However, Gabby Agbonlahor believes Thomas Tuchel will be had been sacked under former owner Roman Abramovich.
What did Gabby Agbonlahor say?
The Aston Villa striker said on TalkSport, saying: “Thomas Tuchel has got to be under pressure.
“Chelsea is used to winning Premier League titles, now they are going to be looking at a fight for the top four.
“Arsenal is looking very good, Spurs are looking very good. Chelsea could finish fifth this season.
“That is unacceptable with the amount of money they have spent.
“The previous owner of Chelsea would have sacked him by now for last season’s Premier League finish.
“The number of points they finished behind Man City and Liverpool and this season looks like it will go the same way.”
Agbonlahor believes the key players in the Chelsea squad are underperforming and slams Chelsea’s summer recruitment.
“Last season, I said that Tuchel was lucky to keep his job. Everyone hammered me for it, saying he had won the Champions League, and got to the finals, but they are boring to watch.
“I watched them against Leeds and watched them last night, they don’t entertain me.
“Jorginho can’t run in midfield anymore, it’s okay being good on the ball, but you need to be able to run in midfield now.
“Havertz looked a shadow of the player he was a couple of years ago. They are relying on Sterling.
“JT [John Terry] is right, they really do miss Reece James on that right-hand side. Cucurella doesn’t look great at £60m when you’ve got Chilwell sitting on the bench.
“For me, Chelsea have got problems. What are they going to do now? Spend another £100m?
“Thomas Tuchel is under massive pressure with the money he has spent.
“Chelsea shouldn’t be looking at top four, they should be looking at Premier League titles like they used to.
“This season they have a great chance of finishing fifth.”
“Some of their signings have been wild. You look at Cucurella, you’ve got to credit Man City for saying he’s worth £40m. Ben Chilwell is a better player.
“Koulibaly will be a top player in the Premier League, maybe he will take a bit of time to get used to the Premier League.”