Chelsea have relinquished thier lead in the Premiership, which they have held all season, and now need to take all three points at Newcastle tomorrow to regain their natural place at the top of the table, but recently they have suffered in defence with both John Terry and Alex out injured, and of course the great Frank Lampard is also on the sick list.
John Obi Mikel thinks that these injuries have affected Chelsea’s ability to win theirgames so easily. “We are short of physicality, short of players,” Mikel said.
“We used to tend to push teams aside even when we were not playing well. It’s kind of a struggle for us.
“When the season started everybody said that Chelsea would go unbeaten. We were playing very well, creating chances and scoring goals.
“We got used to the first-team players and now most of them are not there.
“Players like Lampard, Essien, JT have been injured, Alex doesn’t play. No disrespect to those playing now but we are missing these players.”
The question is; Why are their replacements performing so badly……..