In this moment of time, from defence to attack, the players in Chelsea’s starting XI are simply not doing their jobs.
Up front, in particular, has proven to be a real problem area for Maurizio Sarri with Gonzalo Higuain struggling to find the back of the net despite showing a lot of initial promise in a blue shirt.
As a result, the west London club could now move for Luka Jovic in the summer if their transfer ban is pushed back, though Marca reports they are likely to face some serious competition from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid for the Eintracht Frankfurt striker’s signature.
Should Chelsea manage to win the race for the Serbia international, however, here are two potential consequences that could follow.
Maurizio Sarri Loses The Trust Of Chelsea Board
If Sarri has not already completely lost the trust of his superiors, he soon will if they end up signing Jovic.
After initial reservations stretching back to last summer (Evening Standard), the Stamford Bridge hierarchy eventually decided to bring in Higuain during the January transfer window, a player Sarri had desperately wanted.
But with the now retired Argentina international failing to make much of an impact, Marina Granovskaia will undoubtedly be cautious about sanctioning these kind of recommanded deals in the future.
That, along with the loan acquisition of Mateo Kovacic, another recent addition who has underwhelmed, could easily see Sarri lose a lot of say on transfer-related matters.
Director Of Football Appointed
Should Sarri lose that say on transfer-related matters, then it could prompt the Chelsea board into appointing a director of football as they look to maintain input coming in from an actual football person.
And the man to offer just that could be Lille sporting director Luis Campos with France Football (via Sport Witness) reporting that the Blues have made contact with him over taking up a similar role at Stamford Bridge.
With Sarri’s Higuain experiment failing and Jovic possibly being signed to fix things, it is perhaps a sign that the Premier League outfit need a director of football to implement a proper transfer strategy going forward, a sign they would be foolish to ignore.