So much analysis has been heard, related to the severe defeat that was swallowed by Chelsea in the match against Bayern Munich earlier this morning. One club legend, Ashley Cole considers the defeat because of the lack of ammunition in the direction of Frank Lampard’s squad.
Chelsea play at home when facing Bayern Munich in the first leg match of the last 16 of the European Champions League on Wednesday (26/02). Appearing in public Stamford Bridge, the Blues must bear the shame of a 0-3 defeat.
This defeat has actually been predicted. In addition to Bayern’s on-fire performance, on the one hand Chelsea also lost several mainstay players through injuries, such as NGolo Kante and Christian Pulisic.
Talking about the defeat of his former team, Ashley Cole was not at all surprised. He felt that Chelsea deserved to lose because of lack of player ammunition.
“When I saw the course of this match, I was sure Frank would be desperate with the players he currently has,” Cole told BT Sports.
Chelsea did have the opportunity to buy new players at the January transfer window last January after their sanctions were reduced. Unfortunately, the opportunity was not utilized by the Blues.
They actually defend and rely on existing players, such as Olivier Giroud for example. The French player is good, but according to Cole he is too old to be fit for 90 minutes. Cole saw that Giroud had looked exhausted since the second half kick off.
“You can see Olivier Giroud, who performed well at the weekend, did not look fit in this match. You can see that today the 32-year-old striker is believed to be at the forefront of facing one of the best teams in Europe at the moment, and he is running out of gas in the second half.
So the recruitment of their players really affects the team’s performance, “he said.
This 0-3 defeat is clearly a disaster for Chelsea. They still have a second leg to play, but to qualify for the quarter-finals the chances are very small. How come? The London club must win by a margin of 4 goals when playing the second leg at the Allianz Arena next month.