Cundy: “Chelsea are lacking desire”

Cundy: “Chelsea are lacking desire”

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Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jason Cundy has criticised Jose Mourinho’s handling of the team’s poor form this season, and believes that the players lack any desire or fight.

Speaking on his late night radio show on TalkSport, Chelsea fan Cundy, who played for the club in the early 90s, says that the team must get back to the fight it showed last season, and that John Terry, who was dropped for the 2-2 draw with Newcastle on Saturday, has been badly treated.

“It’s hurts me to say this, but at the moment Chelsea are lacking fight, desire, they are getting out battled and getting outplayed by teams that are relatively inferior.

“Chelsea’s midfield three- Oscar, Hazard and Pedro- were a disgrace the way they defended in the first half. They are not working, but a few months ago everyone was saying Chelsea are boring, I would love to see that boring side of Chelsea where they defend in numbers, worked hard as a team.

“They are not a team at the moment, not at all. They are not even playing as individuals, they are all over the pitch, the full backs are exposed and getting no help at all .

“If he wants to drop John Terry then that is his decision, but to then give the armband to Brana (Branislav Ivanovic), who is arguably Chelsea’s worst player alongside Fabregas this season, what is that saying?

“To the best defender Chelsea had last season, John Terry, what is that saying. It sends out a message and I think John Terry has been really unfairly treated and I don’t think he has played badly enough to be on the bench. 

“I understand why Zouma’s in the team because he strong and athletic but needs experience.”