Manchester United legend Roy Keane is critical of Jose Mourinho’s side branding them ‘’SOFT’’.
Keane was a very tough and hard tackling midfielder during his stint with the red devils. The former Irish international loved to boss around the midfield; this was a hall mark of his game with United that endeared him to the heart of the Old Trafford fans.
Jose Mourinho’s team used to be very tough and aggressive in nature; in his first spell with the Blues the Portuguese tactician usually deploy two defensive midfielders which tend to provide cover for the defence thereby making it hard for the opposition to score against Chelsea.
This season, the Chelsea team has been less impressive in the midfield and at the back, they’ve shipped in more goals than they did in the entire 38 matches last season and we are yet to get to mid-season.
Keane believes the team this season has been less aggressive without the ball; Matic appears to be a shadow of the player he was last season; Hazard has lost his creative spark that led to him being compared with Messi and Ronaldo and Cesc Fabregas isn’t creating assists like he did last season.
John Terry has lost pace; Ivanovic suffered a deep in form before being injured, Courtois got injured in the beginning of the season and Chelsea has never remained the same since then. Chelsea need to be aggressive when they are not in possession.
Keane said the Blues players fell too easily and mentioned Diego Costa as easily going out injured against stoke City in the Capital one cup but was declared fit 3 days later. The players need to stand up and be counted; the quality is obviously there in the team but the players need to stand and be counted if they are to save their season.