Leicester temporarily first: Chelsea desperate and falls into mediocrity

Leicester temporarily first
Chelsea desperate and falls into mediocrity

The national players Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Antonio Rüdiger slide more and more into the mediocrity of the Premier League with Chelsea. The Blues suffer a bitter defeat at Leicester City and after 19 games only occupy the disappointing eighth place.

Chelsea FC and their German trio cannot get out of the crisis in the English championship. At the new league leaders Leicester City, the Londoners lost with the national players Antonio Rüdiger, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner 0-2 (0-2). With 29 points from 19 games, the Blues, who have only won two out of the last eight games, lag far behind their own claims.

Three days after the 1-0 derby at Fulham FC, Chelsea with Rüdiger and Havertz in the starting line-up were for long stretches the determining team, but not powerful enough on the offensive. That also applied to Werner, who came on in the 68th minute. A goal by the international striker (86th) did not count because of an offside position. Given the acute weakness in the endings, there were rumors this week that Chelsea striker Erling Haaland wanted to sign Borussia Dortmund's new season.

The Norwegian contract runs until 2024, and a release clause is reportedly only valid from 2022. According to "The Athletic", Chelsea should be prepared to pay significantly more than the allegedly stipulated 75 million euros for the attacker and for that first the club's own transfer record set up in the summer – around 100 million euros for Havertz – to break.

With the renewed defeat of the "Blues", the pressure on coach Frank Lampard should also increase. In England there are persistent rumors that Thomas Tuchel is already being traded as his successor. Tuchel had just flown out of Paris St. Germain a few weeks ago. Leicester took the ice cold chances in the top game of the Premier League through Wilfred Ndidi (6th) and James Maddison (41st) and sat at the top for at least one night. Manchester United could take the lead again with a win in Fulham on Wednesday.

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