Shaun Wright-Phillips reveals the major reason Caicedo has struggled at Chelsea

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Moises Caicedo has struggled to perform at Chelsea since joining the club because of a lack of structure in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

This is according to former Chelsea and Manchester City star, Shaun Wright-Phillips, who spoke on The Kelly And Wrighty Show.

Caicedo was one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League prior to his move to Chelsea last summer, but the 22-year-old has not performed at a top level consistently since the transfer.

According to SWP, the Ecuadorian benefited from a genius tactical plan while working with Roberto De Zerbi at Brighton, which is something he’s yet to get at Stamford Bridge.

“I think it’s kind of hard to improve,” said SWP.

“Not only in the way they’ve done a supermarket sweep on players they’ve just bought, all the best brands and bundled them into one bin, there’s no stability, you very rarely see the same team.

“I think when there’s a bunch of new players, I feel to get a system in place or a philosophy in the way you wan to play you have to at least have a core – goalkeeper, centre-backs, midfield and striker – and build around that.

“I think if they can get that going then people might be able to see something, players might be able to be comfortable.

“If you look at Caicedo I’ve always said he’s a good player but in a system.

“I think since he’s come away from Brighton, especially if you look at the goal he gave up against Wolves, he doesn’t know where the ball’s going because there is no where for the ball to go, there’s no one moving in front, there’s no one moving behind him, so he takes an extra touch, the touch isn’t good enough, he gets closed down.

“Whereas when you saw him at Brighton, you could pass him the ball and he could pass it out wide with his eyes closed because he knows where everyone is going to be. Chelsea don’t have that yet.

“I think if you’re going to have a group of players that young, that inexperienced in the Premier League, you have to put them in a system where they have to go back to basics.”