“My god it was horrible!” – Former manager blasts Chelsea following FA Cup exit

Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit has blasted the club over a lack of quality following their FA Cup semi final exit last weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt feel the Blues let a huge opportunity slip having had the better of the game, with Nicolas Jackson guilty of missing three guilt edged opportunities.

The painful defeat comes less than two months after losing the Carabao Cup final to Liverpool, thanks to Virgil van Dijk’s extra time header.

It means that Chelsea will finish without silverware for the second consecutive season, the first time that’s happened since Roman Abramovich took over the club in 2003.

Despite spending £1bn in the transfer market under Todd Boehly and Clearlake, the Blues are languishing in ninth in the Premier League, and face an uphill battle to qualify for European competition next season.

Gullit believes despite the spend there is a real lack of quality in the squad at Stamford Bridge currently.

“There really is a lack of quality” , the former Chelsea midfielder told The Sun.

“You see that in the important moments, when the pressure is on. Then they can’t pass the ball quickly enough, taking an extra touch every time, so that it’s too late when they finally play the pass.

“Too often, they don’t seem to see the danger from the opponents. You have to see them coming and make that pass early, but if you keep on taking the extra touch, that chance is gone, and that is a lack of quality.

“If there was a moment when they could beat City, it was on Saturday, because you could see they were f***ed, they were gone.

“They were making mistakes they wouldn’t normally make because they were tired, and if you are Chelsea and you can’t take advantage of that – my God! It was horrible.”

The Blues are back in action tonight as they take on Arsenal at the Emirates, in a crucial match which will have implications on the title race and the race for Europe.

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