Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are reacting to seeing comments from one of their rival’s star players on their decline from form, with a member of the Arsenal squad expressing his surprise at the West London club’s demise.
The London Evening Standard has quotes from Petr Cech, who left the Premier League champions in the summer to join Arsenal in an £11m deal, where the veteran goalkeeper stated it’s ‘hard to believe’ the collapse Chelsea have endured so far this season.
“It makes me surprised. It’s a team that six months ago won the league. Players stayed there, the coach added more to his liking. It is very hard to believe that the club is in such a state.”
“I was surprised to see their suffering at the beginning of the league, but I was even more taken aback by the fact that the crisis still continues.”
Chelsea currently sit 16th in the Premier League table after 12 matches, already 15 points behind Arsenal despite beating the Gunners earlier this season, and it’s highly unlikely that the Blues will qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Arsenal fans, how surprised are you with Chelsea’s demise? Would they be in this situation if they still had Petr Cech? Let us know in the comments below!