Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has slammed the club’s three ‘leaders’ Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Cesar Azpilicueta following the club’s ‘shameful, disgraceful and pitiful’ performance against Arsenal. The Blues have now lost all six games since Frank Lampard’s arrival as interim coach, swept aside by Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday with the 3-1 scoreline barely justifying the home side’s dominance. Chelsea remain in talks to bring in Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach but the sheer scale of the job at hand was put on display once again with deep problems running through the squad.
Former defender Leboeuf was stunned by the level of performance, insisting only one player in goal scorer Noni Madueke showed he deserves to wear the Chelsea shirt. The World Cup winner insisted the lack of leadership in the current dressing room is the biggest problem, taking aim at three senior players in Silva, Kante and Azpilicueta and accusing them of ‘all going down together with no reaction’.
Leboeuf added: ‘It was shameful, disgraceful, pitiful, everything. On top of dirtying the image of the club, they have dirtied their own image. They don’t realise what they are showing to the world is the worst in the world of football. Everyone can be bad, has been or will be bad, that can happen. But when you show no character, no commitment, no involvement in what you are trying to do, it shows you are unprofessional. They have shown to the world they don’t deserve to wear the shirt. The club is a big club, but that team is the shame of that club. I have never seen that before in my life. I wanted to switch off the TV it was so shameful.’