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William Gallas names the Chelsea player who is 'detrimental' to the team

William Gallas names the Chelsea player who is 'detrimental' to the teamDAZN
It has been a mixed campaign for the West London side.

Chelsea have not had a successful season under manager Mauricio Pochettino. 

Despite spending vast sums of money in last summer's transfer window and bringing in a new manager, the West London side have struggled domestically without the distraction of European football. 

Chelsea currently sit twelfth in the Premier League and their struggles continued this past weekend when they only managed a 1-1 draw against a Burnley side reduced to 10 men at Stamford Bridge. 

There is still a chance Chelsea could win the FA Cup, but they will need to get past last season's winners Manchester City in a semi-final at Wembley Stadium on April 20. 

If Chelsea do manage to win silverware this season, it will serve as paper over a team with many cracks, and former defender William Gallas believes England midfielder Connor Gallagher is struggling in his current role.

"Gallagher has different qualities, and you have to put players around him who can make the difference. He’s not a playmaker, he’s a ball-winning-midfielder, physically he can run a lot and press very high," Gallas told Gambling Zone

“This means that around him, you need players with different qualities, like a playmaker who can play very quickly between the lines, giving good assists. Gallagher doesn’t do that and that’s why it doesn’t work for Chelsea with him in that position.

“It looks like the three players, Gallagher, Caicedo and Enzo, don't really match each other. That is a problem, so it shows how, at board level, they don’t really have any vision and they just buy players for the sake of buying players.

“You don’t buy players like this, when you buy players you have to know if he’s going to fit into the squad and if it’s going to be a good match for the other players. This problem shows that the board didn’t have a strategy.”

Chelsea will be hoping to salvage what is left of this current season on Thursday night when they welcome rivals Manchester United to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. 

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