Chelsea and Liverpool have endured a terrible start to the season both in the Premier League and the Champions.
The blues spend over £260 million in the summer transfer window, the most by any club in a single transfer window. However, Chelsea’s summer spree has not translated into their performance on the pitch.
They have already lost three matches in the season. The most recent was against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League which resulted in the sacking of Thomas Tuchel. The Chelsea players seem to have lost confidence and the injury to N’Golo Kante also pounded to Chelsea’s woes.
Chelsea had pointed Graham Potter as their new Coach this week following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.
Liverpool is currently seventh on the Premier League table with just two wins in six Premier League matches. They were also defeated by Napoli in the Champions League.
Liverpool lacks intensity and pace and senior players like Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho have looked like a pale shadow of themselves.
However, Robbie Fowler has admitted that both Chelsea and Liverpool have issues and insisted that Graham Potter has a big job on his hands.
What did Robbie Fowler say?
The former Liverpool striker told the Daily Mail: “The dressing room looks a mess as well. Maybe that’s Tuchel’s fault, maybe not.
“There are a lot of big egos in there, and some of them seem to be butting up against each other.
“I didn’t like the body language of that free-kick exchange between Reece James and Hakim Ziyech, which spoke volumes on the issues Potter will be inheriting.
“I’ve already heard questions about whether he’ll be able to handle those big egos and win over players who seem to have the power at that club to get managers sacked.
“He’s shown at Brighton he can improve players massively, and he’s also shown he knows the game, has refreshing ideas, and is astute technically and tactically.
“How does he deal with a split dressing room though? The answer is to go in there without preconceptions,”
The England international has urged Liverpool supporters to get behind Jurgen Klopp and the team.
“It looks like Liverpool have some real problems, there’s no doubt about that, and no hiding from it either, “The former Liverpool man added.
“In the insane parallel universe of social media, it’s ‘obviously’ down to the end of an era, the disintegration of the Klopp empire, the collapse of his team as a force, or whatever.
“In real life, it doesn’t happen in seven games. Nine games ago, Liverpool was on the verge of a historic quadruple and the undisputed title of the greatest team of all time.
“They were a few minutes away from the title until Villa collapsed at the Etihad. They were by far the better team in the Champions League final, against a Real Madrid side who were fearful of Liverpool, and astonished that they had won.
“Now, seven games into a new season they’re finished as a force. It doesn’t happen like that. Great teams do decline, but it’s over years, not days.”