Former Premier League player Gabriel Agbonlahor criticized Chelsea for spending so much money on Marc Cucurella during the summer.
Before making a high-profile move to Stamford Bridge, Cucurella was linked with Manchester City by Sky Sports and others because of his appearance as a classy performer while at Brighton.
The 24-year-old hasn’t exactly had a strong debut for Chelsea, and Ben Chilwell seemed like a better choice when he came on and scored in yesterday’s 2-1 victory over West Ham.
In the video clip below, Agbonlahor criticizes Cucurella, saying he doesn’t understand why Chelsea spent so much money on a player with such poor technique and unpredictable decision-making.
Chelsea supporters will be hoping Cucurella can develop and prove to have been a wise investment. However, it’s possible that he just needs some more time to adjust.
In addition to Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the west London giants had a busy summer of signings. However, these newcomers will need to make an immediate impact after Thomas Tuchel’s team’s sluggish start to the Premier League season.
He accused Chelsea of wasting £60 million on the summer signing Marc Cucurella and criticized Graham Potter for over-rotating his team.
However, on Saturday, Chelsea lost for the first time under the former Brighton manager. Chelsea has generally impressed since Potter took over Thomas Tuchel’s seat in the Stamford Bridge hot seat.
Potter had hoped for a better welcome back to the Amex Stadium, but instead, his Chelsea team suffered a 4-1 defeat, dropping the Blues three points outside of the top four.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a player signed on the final day of the transfer window, was substituted in one of Potter’s two changes to the Chelsea squad that defeated RB Salzburg in the Champions League midweek.
Agbonlahor has criticized Potter’s rotation at Chelsea and expressed confusion over why Aubameyang did not start against Brighton.
The former Aston Villa winger has also charged Chelsea with wasting £60 million on Cucurella, who completed a high-profile transfer from Brighton in August.