Sterling: Chelsea stars baffled by slump… and rebuild will take time
Raheem Sterling reveals Chelsea stars ‘sit in changing room looking into space’ after defeats and claims they are baffled by their troubles this season… as the £47m winger warns it will take time for the Blues to get back to the top
- Sterling was first signing of co-owner Boehly following £4.25billion takeover
- Chelsea down in 11th in the Premier League despite spending £600m on players
- Lampard in interim charge of the Blues following sackings of Tuchel and Potter
Raheem Sterling has lifted the lid on the devastation in the Chelsea dressing room amid their troubles both on and off the pitch.
The Blues have slipped to 11th in the Premier League despite splashing out £600million on new players.
Interim boss Frank Lampard has lost all of his five matches in charge following the sackings of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.
Sterling was the first signing of co-owner Todd Boehly following a £4.25billion takeover 11 months ago.
And he admits the star-studded squad is hurting.
Raheem Sterling has lifted the lid on the devastation in the Chelsea dressing room
Interim boss Frank Lampard has lost all of his five matches in charge at Chelsea
Co-owner Todd Boehly splashed out £600m on new players following a £4.25bn takeover
He told The Sun: ‘Sometimes you have lows. I haven’t been in this situation in my career so far but I am more than up to the challenge.
‘We are disappointed when we come off the pitch and feel angry and disappointed. There are times when we finish a game you just sit in the changing room looking into space because you can’t understand what has just happened.
‘It’s tough to take. You are always trying to look for a positive solution.’
Sterling, 28, also warned it will take time for Chelsea to get back on top of English football.
The winger spent seven years at Manchester City before his £47.5m move to Stamford Bridge last summer and says the team he joined in 2015 was nothing like the dominant force it is now under Pep Guardiola.
He added: ‘Consistency and structure go hand in hand and City have that in abundance.
‘My first few years at City were nothing like that. We were all over the place. They weren’t the best.
‘We had one management leave and another came in. Pep came in and, in the first season, played good football but it wasn’t there. But there was structure and time to implement his way, get the right players and people buying into it.’
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