‘There can be no excuses’ – Gallas reveals who should be blamed if Chelsea don’t finish in top four

William Gallas
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Former Chelsea defender William Gallas has revealed who should be blamed if the Blues don’t finish in the top four this season.

Chelsea are currently eight in the Premier League, and eight points off the Champions League places.

Gallas insists Chelsea failing to make the top four this season would be the fault of owner Todd Boehly.

Gallas told Genting Casino: “If Chelsea don’t finish in the top four, Todd Boehly would have failed. There can be no excuses for a club like Chelsea finishing outside of the top four.

“We are always very quick to judge players on their performance and it should be the same for the owner. He arrived and spent a lot of money, but if he doesn’t qualify for the top four he would have failed.”

Meanwhile, according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, Chelsea have made contact with Juventus about signing Dusan Vlahovic in January.

The 22-year-old has been linked with an imminent exit from the Allianz Stadium following their struggles both on and off the pitch despite only arriving from Fiorentina one year ago.

In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, Jacobs said: “It’s actually Chelsea, from a Premier League point of view, making the inquiries at this point, and we know that they need a striker as well.

“But I think everybody chasing Vlahovic needs to understand, is January possible, first and foremost, and then if it isn’t, what do they need to do to persuade him to move to the Premier League in January? And what can clubs learn from the Arsenal situation?

“And also, what is his injury situation? Because right now, if you get him in January, he’s got a groin problem that is still under investigation. But Chelsea are looking a bit more seriously at him and obviously a number of other strikers because of the Armando Broja situation.”