Rio Ferdinand has given Chelsea a stinging blow after spending an astronomical amount in the winter transfer window.
Chelsea, which welcomed new owner Todd Boelli, showed an aggressive recruitment move in the transfer market this winter. Enzo Fernandez and Mihailo Mudrik were recruited one after another. The total transfer fee alone poured into the winter transfer market is more than 300 million pounds (approximately 463.9 billion won). That’s literally a billion dollars.온라인바카라
Fernandez, who recorded the highest transfer fee in the winter transfer market, is showing a high level of performance as expected. However, it is evaluated that the reinforcement of the front line, which is essential for recruiting, was insignificant.
Ferdinand told British ‘BT Sports’ on the 15th (local time), “Chelsea has no striker to score. We spent a lot of money in the winter transfer market, but we couldn’t recruit a player who would play my role in the number 9 striker position. This is Chelsea’s biggest problem.”
In fact, Chelsea lost 0-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League against Dortmund on the 16th, and a red flag was turned on to advance to the quarterfinals. In Chelsea, Kai Havertz led the attack from the front, but he did not play a clear fixer role.
Regarding this, Ferdinand said, “The process before scoring, such as penetrating forward and stabbing the kill pass, is really good. But the work of finishing with a goal continues to fail,” said Ferdinand, saying that the absence of a striker is holding Chelsea’s ankles.