“Is too much” – Former Chelsea player and assistant manager wades in on club debate

One former Chelsea player who was also a coach at the club when he retired from playing, has waded in on one big debate that has been going around recently.

Eddie Newton played for Chelsea during the entire era of the 90s, and he soon became a real fan favourite for his tenacious style of play and the love he had for the club.

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The midfielder went on to become a coach for Chelsea when he retired from playing, and then he even had a stint as Chelsea assistant manager for a good chunk of time.

We haven’t heard much from Newton lately, but he has jumped on to a radio show to have a quick chat about current Chelsea, and he has gotten involved in the debate as to whether Chelsea are replying too much on one single player right now or not.

Many people believe that Chelsea are relying too much on the individual brilliance of Cole Palmer right now, and for me, those people are 100% correct. And Newton agrees.

The 21-year-old England international is a great player to have, but Newton thinks Chelsea are relying on him too much.

Discussing Palmer on talkSPORT, Newton said: “For me, they’re relying too heavily on Cole Palmer. The reliance on that young man is too much at the present moment in time. It just seems like the goals, he’s the one that stimulates the goals.

“Obviously, he’s the creator of goals or actually the goalscorer and he’s scored is it 20, 21 goals he’s scored this season? So yeah, they’re heavily relying on him.”

has scored 23 goals and provided 13 assists in all competitions for the Blues this season, which is really quite incredible for such a young player. But we really do need more players to be chipping in with more goals and assists and if we had, we would be in a much better league position right now.


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