Merson says Chelsea have bought players who are “no better than what was there before”

While everyone else is merrily attacking Chelsea manager Graham Potter for doing a bad job, Sky pundit Paul Merson has gone the other way.

He’s attacked the players bought by the club in the last year, questioning whether they’re “Potter’s” players, and whether they’re even better than what we had at the club before.

“I think [Potter] needs time. I’m not sure these are his players, that’s the major problem. I can’t imagine in my wildest dreams these are his players. A lot of the players at Chelsea are the same, but no better than what was there before,” Merson wrote in his column on Sky Sports.

“You buy players to improve a squad and that hasn’t happened. I would give him until next season to have a pre-season, I just don’t know how it’s going to work with these players.”

The jury is still out, in almost every case however. Is Enzo Fernandez better than Jorginho? You’ll struggle to find a fan who says no, even just after a few games.

The other cases are harder to argue. Is Benoit Badiashile better than Wesley Fofana? Maybe not, but we’re glad we signed him.

Are Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke better than Raheem Sterling and Hakim Ziyech? Maybe, although we’re yet to see the evidence so far.

It will take to the end of this season and beyond to work out who is going to prove to be a good signing – and Potter may not last that long himself.

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  1. Mount is very wrong, in the last match mount performance is the poorest, you can even match him with Marc cucullera. Noni and mudryk is far better than sterling and ziyach. Enzo is better than jorginho, tho I love them but Enzo Fernandez is very good. Our problem is striker, we don’t have striker. Havertz is not a striker but a mildfielder. His performance is very poor in striking and fofana is okay in striking. For the defenders, the are all good but accept Marc cucullera. I love Chelsea and I am their fans. We are they ones watching the players playing on the pitch .

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