Chelsea FC have had one of the most difficult seasons in their history.
A season that kicked off with new ownership at the club and a win in a difficult opener against Everton did not prove to be as profitable as fans had hoped.
As a squad loaded to the brim with talents worth over £600 million underperformed, Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Bruno Saltor, and ultimately Frank Lampard all occupied the dugout for varied periods of time.
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Star of the show:
Thiago Silva. It’s hard to compliment anyone, but the illustrious center-back appeared to be somewhat insulated from the mayhem going on around him.
Marc Cucurella. came nowhere near living up to his £62 million price tag.an example of Graham Potter’s shortcomings both on the field and on the transfer market.
Most improved player:
Kepa Arrizabalaga. After a period of exile, the Spanish goalie overcame the pain of his early Chelsea career to reclaim his No.1 position from Edouard Mendy.
Game to remember:
It seemed like Chelsea were headed in the right direction under Potter after two Champions League victories over eventual semifinalist AC Milan in the span of a week, but it was short-lived.
Game to forget:
Whatever you pick, the 3-1 loss against Arsenal at the start of the month was one of the low points of a disappointing campaign.
Lewis Hall. The dynamic 18-year-old appears to have a promising future and is possibly the only Chelsea player to have seen his value grow this year.
With the ownership transition, Thomas Tuchel struggled, Potter came off as inexperienced, and under Frank Lampard, things only got worse.
Apathy has replaced rage among the supporters at Stamford Bridge, but there is optimism in the wake of Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival.