There is an invisible competition between Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League this season – who can play worse than whom!
Manchester United lost 2-0 at West Ham yesterday, their eighth defeat in the Premier League, 13th in all competitions. That’s a record – since that 1930-31 season (16 losses), Man United have never lost so many games before Christmas in any season.
Chelsea then lost 2-1 at Wolverhampton today. It is not discussing any of their old records. However, the record that Chelsea has set is also embarrassing for them.
Today’s loss was Chelsea’s 19th in the Premier League in 2023. No other team has lost so many matches in the Premier League this year. Why only the Premier League, in Europe’s five best leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and League A), only three clubs have lost more matches than Chelsea this year!
When the name is Chelsea, it is normal to drag their cost calculations against the performance! After the change of ownership of the club in the year that Chelsea has spent more!
According to transfermarket calculations, Chelsea, who are on the decline in mean-performance, are again the best of all in terms of cost. Whether it’s England, Europe or the world, there is no one close to Chelsea. Chelsea spent £46.78 million in the summer transfer window last August alone, with Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal costing the second highest at £351.0 million.
Mean low, this record of the best Chelsea football club in cost will embarrass the fans of both clubs!
Chelsea’s performance at Wolves today is the same – embarrassing! After a goalless first half, Wolves took the lead in the 51st minute when Mario Lemina headed in a corner, before Matt Dosherty’s goal in the third minute of added time sealed victory for Wolves.
However, there was still drama. Christopher Nkunku reduced the deficit for Chelsea in the fifth minute of 11 minutes of added time – making his debut in a Chelsea jersey today. Chelsea looked to have at least a draw after that, but Wolves would have had another goal had Thiago Silva not somehow blocked Wolves’ Hwang Hee Chan at the last minute.