In an interview with Genting Casino, Chelsea icon William Gallas slammed the Blues for their lackluster recruiting and terrible start to the season.
Nonetheless, Gallas believes Nicolas Jackson has “good potential,” but he does not believe he is ready to start in the Premier League at this time.
What did William Gallas have to say about Chelsea’s start to the season?
“This season, with all the money that the club has spent, when you consider the stature and size of the club, they will fail,” Gallas told Genting Casino. It really is that simple. A Chelsea squad that does not compete for the Champions League and the Premier League crown is failing.
Last weekend, I participated in a Chelsea Legends game, and I’ll relay what I heard. After the game, Obi Mikel talked to the press and joked, saying, ‘I think some of these players are still talented enough to play for Chelsea this season.’ That demonstrates Chelsea’s current predicament.
“That shows you that some of these players are not ready to play for a club like Chelsea, and some of them do not have the quality to play for a club like Chelsea.”
What did William Gallas have to say about Chelsea’s recruitment?
Gallas said: “The club has decided to invest heavily in young talent – they have spent so much money. When you spend the kind of money that Chelsea have on players, you’re expecting to sign players that have achieved something. I really think that Chelsea have failed. The board have failed again. They will not achieve their targets this season.
“I don’t understand how Chelsea have spent all that money and not signed a top striker. Chelsea need a world-class striker who can score at least twenty or twenty-five goals a season. Jackson has good potential.
“He looks like he will improve and score goals, but I don’t think he will reach twenty goals this season. He is not a world-class player at the moment – I think he can get there, he has great potential, but Chelsea need players that are ready to perform at the highest level straight away.
“I don’t think it will make a huge difference [when Chelsea players return from injury]. This is going to be a very difficult season for Chelsea. Look at the position Chelsea are in in the table. They have missed Reece James. Hopefully he will come back from his injury soon.”