Chelsea will play Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in their English Premier League opener tomorrow. The Blues want to restore their winning mindset this season and are eager to recover from their heartbreaking loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers last week. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Chelsea has cause for concern as the team is now dealing with a large number of players who are not playing well.
In this piece, I’ll focus on two players that Mauricio Pochettino ought to bench for the forthcoming encounter with Crystal Palace.
1. Nicolas Jackson:
It’s widely agreed that Nicolas Jackson falls below Chelsea’s standards. The Senegalese International struggles with finishing and makes minimal contributions to the team’s overall performance. At 22 years old, he doesn’t merit a regular starting position for Chelsea, making it fair for him to be on the bench in this encounter against Crystal Palace.
2. Benoit Badiashile:
The French International has been consistently underperforming for Chelsea across all competitions this season. His defensive errors against Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup and Wolves last week raise concerns. The 22-year-old former Monaco defender appears shaky in defense, a vulnerability Chelsea wouldn’t want to expose against Crystal Palace. It would be prudent for him to be on the bench for the Blues in this match. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>