Depleted Yet Reinforcing Others, Who Is to Blame?
This is surely not the best of times to be a CFC fan.
Especially when you are among those clamouring for new signings; the results are not helping matters (taking into consideration the Singapore leg of pre-season, the Community Shield and the Burnley debacle), and thanks to the traffic seeking sites and media who are making the most of the opportunity presented by Chelsea's condition.
I have always been among those sympathizing with the manager on the issue of lack of new signings and how the board are not helping matters, but while I was chatting with a fellow Blues yesterday something interesting came to my notice; and that is the number of players the club has let go in the current transfer window either through loan deal or permanent transfer.
Going by the incessant complaints of the manager about the lack of new signings and how thin the squad is; I beg to ask a question 'Are they all (the players loaned and sold) below CFC standard or impatient?'.
There is a popular saying where I come from that
'When you haven't bought a new clothe you can't refer to the ones you have currently as rags'.
With Matic's future not yet finalised, we let go of Chalobah and RLC, showed MVG, Pasalic,L ewis Baker that they weren't needed.
Without completing the deals for new wing-backs we let go of Nathan Ake and Ola Aina.
Was the manager ignorant of all the deals?
Why not confirm the signings before letting the players leave?
I seriously wish and hope that the transfers are done ASAP but currently I feel the thin squad is a result of our own making.