‘He can disappear for 45 minutes of a game’ – Former Chelsea player says of Thomas Tuchel’s £50m signing

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Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has told summer signing Raheem Sterling to show more consistency in his game.

The 27-year-old was signed under Thomas Tuchel for a fee of nearly £50m, and he came to Stamford Bridge with a lot of expectancy.

After starting his Chelsea career on a bang, Sterling has dropped form in recent weeks and is now on a barren run.

Leboeuf has claimed that he had doubts about the signing of Sterling, and he now believes he is right.

“I’m never sure what to expect from Raheem Sterling,” he told Fair Betting Sites. “He has incredible pace, and he can be a genius sometimes and then be so clumsy straight after.

“I said I had doubts that he would really change Chelsea’s attack dramatically, but he has scored goals and maybe I was wrong about that but now I think actually I was right.

“His talent is evident but there’s a lack of consistency which is what’s need at the highest level. When you talk about Erling Haaland it’s crazy consistency and that’s what I want to see from Sterling, instead of him disappearing for half an hour or 45 minutes.

“Like how you see with Bukayo Saka at Arsenal, when he gets the ball, you always feel something is going to happen. He tries something special, and I also see it from his teammates Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus. They’re a real triple threat and I’m looking for that at Chelsea, but I can’t see it. “