Gary Neville calls for patience to let Graham Potter develop Chelsea’s new all-star cast

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Gary Neville calls for patience to let Graham Potter develop Chelsea’s new cast of stars as Blues are frustrated in ‘toothless’ goalless draw against Fulham despite debut of record ¬£107m signing Enzo Fernandez

  • Gary Neville thinks Graham Potter will need time to develop the Chelsea team
  • The Blues drew 0-0 against Fulham and lacked attacking threat
  • Record ¬£107m buyout Enzo Fernandez started team worth ¬£488m
  • Chelsea also introduced January signings Mykhailo Mudryk and Benoit Badiashile

Gary Neville has warned Chelsea to be patient with Graham Potter as he will need time for the multi-million dollar Blues team to be a success.

Chelsea spent ¬£323m in the January transfer window, adding to the anger of players recruited in the summer, bringing Todd Boehly’s spending to a whopping ¬£566m since he took over the club. last summer.

Three of the new faces, including Premier League record ¬£107m purchase Enzo Fernandez, as well as Mykhailo Mudryk and Benoit Badiashile, started for Chelsea in Friday’s clash with Fulham.

However, Potter’s side were again frustrated when their west London rivals held to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.

Watching from his commentary position, Neville was not impressed with Chelsea’s performance despite the millions spent on the team and believes they have to give the manager time to develop the team.

Gary Neville criticized Chelsea's performance in their goalless draw against Fulham

Gary Neville criticized Chelsea’s performance in their goalless draw against Fulham

Neville believes Graham Potter needs time to develop Chelsea's bloated squad of players

Neville believes Graham Potter needs time to develop Chelsea’s bloated squad of players

The Blues all-star team are frustrated by Fulham as they can only manage a goalless draw.

The Blues all-star team are frustrated by Fulham as they can only manage a goalless draw.

“Everything was very basic at Chelsea.” The former England international said Sky sports.

‚ÄúI think it’s because Graham Potter hasn’t had time to work with them, hasn’t had time to develop them. He’s going to need some time here. The front line needs to improve, the midfield needs to improve, so even though they’ve spent ¬£600m, I looked at each department and thought they needed to improve a lot.

If that is concern or with time it will come. He wasn’t that impressed. It’s going to take a long time for players to adjust.

You can’t run away from money. It’s amazing, amazing. ¬£600 million has been spent. They will have to be patient as no one has done this before. And it’s easy to see why, as it’s very difficult to put together a team.’

Fulham restricted their hosts to very few chances over the ninety minutes, allowing Neville to bid farewell to his game commentary by saying: ‘Chelsea and Graham Potter have a lot of work to do. Fulham were outstanding, but Chelsea were toothless in attack.

It was a view shared by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, who echoed Neville’s belief about his struggles in attack and questioned why money was not spent on a striker in January’s transfer splurge.

Speaking after the game, Carragher said: “The thing that leaves you scratching your head a bit is that they haven’t brought in a striker, they’ve spent 5 or 600 million.”

There’s nothing really there right now. Aubameyang is also not in the Champions League squad, it feels really apparent that such a big position for them hasn’t been addressed.

The point leaves Chelsea sitting ninth in the Premier League, three places behind Fulham and 20 points off the Champions League places.

The most expensive player in the Premier League made his debut for Chelsea but was unable to help them find a win against Fulham.

The most expensive player in the Premier League made his debut for Chelsea but was unable to help them find a win against Fulham.