In the Premier League consistency seems to be the key. The ability to carry on as you left the previous season has always seen teams shine, whether that’s over a long term period or short term period. Just ask experts on Arsene Wenger and his fall from grace at Arsenal, and they’ll tell you that it’s true.
Take Pep Guardiola and his ever-conquering Manchester City side. Last season was a mere continuation from where they left off in the 2017/2018 season. And it worked wonders for the club as they won a domestic treble.
However, the same cannot be said for Chelsea, who after one season, have let now-former boss Mauricio Sarri join Juventus. That’s not the end of change at Chelsea, and according to the Daily Mail, the club is looking to overhaul the entire backroom staff at the club for prospective new manager Frank Lampard, should he take over as manager. If that isn’t enough change, it’s being reported in the article by the Daily Mail, that a raft of Lampard’s ex-Chelsea teammates are set to land roles within the new set-up.
This all reeks of bad decision-making from those in charge at Chelsea. To change managers can be forgiven, especially after Sarri’s less than spectacular reign last season. However, to rebuild both management and backroom staff with no transfer window, maybe the stupidest decision of Abramovich’s reign at Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea players already struggled to get to grips with Sarri’s demands last season. To expect them to quickly change around and adapt to entirely different demands from a new manager and an entire backroom staff is bonkers.
Chelsea players will need more than pre-season to get to grips with the new coaching and demands of the Chelsea overhaul due to the fact pre-season games are completely different from competitive games. The pace and the level of desire in Premier League games would be different from anything the club’s pre-season fixtures will throw up for the Blues this summer.
With mass change afoot at Chelsea, it begs the question, just how will the club fare next season? Its a question us fans will be dreading the answer to till the first ball is kicked against Manchester United on the 11th of August. However, what we do know the answer to is that continuous change is never good for a club, especially if they’re competing at the top end of the Premier League.