Alan Shearer has blasted Graham Potter and Chelsea for the ‘unacceptable’ and ’embarrassing’ first half performance against Manchester City.
Chelsea made no attempt on goal in the first-half against Manchester City, who raced into a three goal at half-time.
Manchester City scored another against Chelsea in the second-half to secure a 4-0 victory over Chelsea.
Chelsea have won just one of our last nine matches in all competitions and Shearer tore into the Blues for the ’embarrassing’ display at the Etihad.
“They’ve been fantastic Manchester City from the very start of that first half until half-time. They’ve dominated all over the pitch and been sensational but from a Chelsea point of view, it’s not acceptable that sort of performance,” Shearer told the BBC.
“I said beforehand they need energy, character, all of those things. I don’t care how many injuries you’ve got in the team, you can still go out and put a shift in. They haven’t. It’s embarrassing from their point of view.”
On Foden’s goal, Shearer criticised Potter’s side for their lack of effort.
“As good a goal that is from City’s point of view, from Chelsea’s that is nowhere near good enough. There’s no energy, no tackles, nothing. You’ve got to get closer.
“It’s got to come from the manager. Just have a look at their body language out there. It’s as if ‘I don’t really want to be here’. They’re feeling sorry for themselves, ‘We’ve got players out injured, i’m not sure I want to be out on the pitch’.
“It’s not acceptable and it’s not good enough, nowhere near good enough for Chelsea.”