Ex-Chelsea striker declares Potter's team 'the worst I've seen in 10 years'

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says the current team is the worst he’s seen in ten years.

Newcastle were the latest team to come out on top over the west Londoners. Eddie Howe’s side won 1-0 at St James’ Park on Saturday to condemn the Blues to their third successive league defeat.

It is the first time since 2015 that Chelsea have suffered that run of form. Cascarino says he had reservations over Potter’s appointment due to the lack of goals his Brighton teams would score.

And he says that has proven to be the same at Chelsea. He told talkSPORT: “They’ve lost their way slightly. They don’t look like scoring goals in the centre-forward position, but I can’t believe how many players are playing so poorly for Chelsea.

“That is what’s really surprising. What I’m watching now is probably the worst Chelsea team that they’ve had over the last 10 years because I really don’t know what they’re about.

“My one reservation when Graham Potter got the job was that he’s basically a pragmatic manager but never really had centre-forwards. I know he had [Neal] Maupay and [Danny] Welbeck, but they weren’t prolific for him.

“No one looks like scoring on a regular basis. Let’s take the last three Premier League games.

“Your centre-forward against Brighton was [Kai] Havertz and they lost 4-1. The centre-forward against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge was [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and they lost 1-0. Against Newcastle it was [Armando] Broja.

“So in the last three Premier League games they’ve had a different striker so that rings alarm bells immediately. That is a real problem to have as a manager.”