Former Chelsea player Jason Cundy has labeled the trio of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Pedro a 'disgrace' following their performances against Newcastle United at St James' Park this past weekend.
As reported by talkSPORT, Cundy claims the trio failed to show fight during Saturday's 2-2 draw, slamming their defensive work throughout proceedings.
Chelsea, of course, are set to take on Porto in the Champions League tonight, but Cundy claims his former club are 'playing dreadfully' at this present time.
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The west London outfit, despite claiming a victory in their opening Champions League group stage fixture, have endured a torrid start to the Premier League campaign. In fact, Mourinho's side are currently eight points behind league leaders Manchester United.
Speaking on the Sports Bar, Cundy stated: “At the moment Chelsea are playing dreadfully.
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“I take no pleasure in this, and it hurts me to say this, but at the moment Chelsea are lacking fight and desire, they’re getting outbattled and outplayed by teams that are relatively inferior.
“But, when talent doesn’t work hard, hard work will beat talent.
“Chelsea’s midfield three of Hazard, Oscar and Pedro were a disgrace the way they defended in the first-half against Newcastle. There’s no fight there and they’re not working.
“If you go back three months ago, everyone was calling Chelsea boring – I’d love to see that boring side of Chelsea again, when they defended in numbers and worked hard as a team.
“They’re not a team at the moment at all.”
Chelsea's form is totally bizarre: eight points from their opening seven Premier League games just isn't good enough. There appears to be a lack of motivation in the ranks, but why is that?
With Jose Mourinho at the helm, the likes of Hazard and Co. shouldn't become complacent. The Stamford Bridge outfit already have it all to do to retain their title, so they must improve sooner rather than later.
This certainly can't continue. With the Blues set to take on Porto imminently, it's certainly not surprising that the likes of Hazard and Nemanja Matic find themselves on the bench for the clash. Something has to change in the immediate future.
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