GOING POTTY GRAHAM POTTER and Todd Boehly have been slammed for starting David Datro Fofana after their mega transfer outlay at Chelsea.
Blues owner Boehly spent a stunning £326m in the January transfer window – which is more than a third of the total £815m paid across the whole of the Premier League – to take his outlay to more than £600m in under a year.
Graham Potter suffered another frustrating defeat against Southampton
But their scoring problems have still persisted with their form continuing to take a nosedive.
Boss Potter turned to Datro Fofana, the 20-year-old who arrived from Molde for £10.5m last month, to lead his team’s attack against bottom of the table Southampton on Saturday.
But Chelsea once again drew a blank as the Saints shocked Stamford Bridge and claimed a 1-0 win.
Despite all of the new signings, the failure to capture a genuine top striker has led to many criticising the club and their transfer policy.
Now BBC pundit Garth Crooks, a former forward for Tottenham, Manchester United and England, has joined in.
He wrote: “So Chelsea have spent over £600m in the transfer window and had to turn to a 20-year-old unknown in David Datro Fofana to provide them with the goals they desperately need? Is this a joke?”
Crooks added: “I said last week I wasn’t sure if Todd Boehly knew what he was doing. I’m now asking the same question of Graham Potter.
“The apprehension in the air was penetrating. We all know that it can’t go on like this.”
The latest setback left Chelsea sitting tenth in the Premier League, a massive 11 points off the top four.
And they must overturn a 1-0 deficit in the second leg of their last 16 tie with Borussia Dortmund in order to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
But their hopes have been given a minor boost with chief tormentor from the first leg, Karim Adeyemi, OUT for the clash.