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Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly has criticised his former club for focusing too much on potential and forgetting experience.
The Blues sit 11th in the Premier League table after another poor start to the season that has seen them win three, draw three and lose four of their first 10 games under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
There were high hopes for their fortunes under the new manager but it's been the same story as last season so far, despite spending over £1billion on transfer fees in the last three transfer window.
But it's a tactic, according to Desailly via Get French Football News, that is backfiring, and the importance of experience in a successful side, he said, has been ignored.
Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly has claimed that the club have put too much focus on recruiting players with potential
Desailly played for Cheslea between 1998 and 2004 and is regarded as one of the best centre backs ever
Chelsea have spent over £1billion on transfers in the last year in a youth-focused approach to signing players
'So it’s very hard to criticise,' he began. 'The only thing that I’d say though is that it is an error of communication. They are carried away by the potential that each player that they’ve bought has, because they’ve forgotten about one element, knowing that to play football at the highest level.