Chelsea news: Collymore reveals five players good enough to stay, Hazard NOT on list | Football | Sport


The Blues are in the middle of a mini crisis following a series of erratic results.

Maurizio Sarri’s men were thumped 6-0 by Manchester City yesterday and looked abject throughout.

Prior to comprehensively beating Huddersfield 5-0, Chelsea also lost 4-0 to Bournemouth.

Collymore, however, has defended Sarri who’s job is now hanging in the balance.

Former striker turned pundit Collymore says a cull is needed.

He reckons only a handful of experienced stars deserve to stay – along with the Blues’ most promising youngsters.

“If they were to get rid of him, they would deserve everything that came their way in the next few years,” he wrote in The Mirror.

“What the Blues hierarchy should instead be saying is that Sarri has their backing and that they will help him build the squad he wants over the next couple of years.

“They should then put an embargo on any youngster leaving the club and make sure their academy is the bedrock of everything the club does next.

“If they have any sense they will be asking loan manager Eddie Newton to give them the names of the 10 most promising youngsters on their books, because along with Callum Hudson-Odoi they’d have almost half of a very good squad right there.

“I’d blend them in with N’Golo Kante, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, who all deserve to stay, as well as Gonzalo Higuain, assuming he wants to.

“But beyond those five I can’t think of anyone else I’d want to keep, which is a damning indictment on the rest.”

Chelsea hero Ron ‘chopper’ Harris says the dressing room lack leadership.

The Stamford Bridge legend – who made nearly 800 appearances for the club – insists John Terry is still missed following his departure in 2017.

“One of the biggest losses that Chelsea have had is John Terry,” he told Love Sport Radio.

“John was a leader on the field and he organised things.

“That doesn’t seem to be happening on the field at the moment.

“Once you start losing goals, you don’t win matches.

“Now they’re going to have a battle to finish in the top four.”

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