Ask anyone to describe Chelsea at their most frustrating and incompetent last season. Common themes emerge.
Chelsea was wasteful in the final third, disorganised in defense and weak in midfield.They were inept at holding on to a lead. Sloppy in possession , offering no penetration, out of ideas against packed defenses and with no reliable goalscorer at striker.
Bad Chelsea showed up in the CL last year , when we got destroyed by Juventus. Roman tried to bring in Rafa to fix Bad Chelsea. That didn't work much either.
For whatever reason the powers that be in Chelsea head office decided not to address these issues with new signings in the off-season , and hope instead the team would sort itself out under Jose.
We didn't really spring for any new faces and all the culprits and old faces from Bad Chelsea are still here , so we shouldn't have been surprised to see Bad Chelsea rear its ugly head again.
How much more time on the pitch will Bad Chelsea see? only time will tell.
We were the third best team last year and didn't strengthen , while those around us did and the teams around us have been able to pull off consistent performances and convincing wins in a way we haven't.
One thing is for sure , Jose desn't have all those European medals for nothing and he knows what it takes to build a winning team and get them performing consistently. If there's anyone who can get Bad Chelsea off the pitch , its him. I hope he does it soon though.