It is fair to say that things have not gone too well for Chelsea so far this season.
The Blues have picked up wins over struggling sides Leicester and Everton, but they have so far really struggled against teams with any sort of cohesion.
They drew 2-2 with Antonio Conte’s Tottenham, were smashed 3-0 by Leeds United and, most recently, lost 2-1 vs Southampton on Tuesday evening.
That result leaves Chelsea languishing in midtable and well off the pace of the title challenge already.
Chelsea have problems all over the pitch. They have an xGA of 5.2. In comparison, Manchester City’s xGA is 2.4, Arsenal’s 2.9, Tottenham’s 3.8 and Liverpool’s 4.9.
Going forward, there are problems as well. Kai Havertz, their striker this season, is yet to score a goal, and the west Londoners have an xG of just 5.6.
When you compare that to the other top teams, it once again does not make for good reading. Manchester City top the xG charts with 9.1, followed by Liverpool with 8.6, Arsenal with 7.8 and Tottenham with 6.9.
Now, after their latest defeat, Gary Neville has mocked Chelsea and their new owner, Todd Boehly.
Chelsea legend John Terry took to Twitter to express his dismay at the Southampton match, writing: “I hate seeing us get beat. Southampton we’re very good, but We look very unbalanced at the minute.
“I can’t wait for the window to close and get our settled squad, team and formation. We miss Reece so much when he doesn’t play. 22 years old and a future captain in my opinion”
To which Neville responded: “Your man Todd Woodward needs to stop wandering round like a kid in a sweet shop!”