Chelsea’s central axis to collapse soon?0
Key Chelsea defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante has refused to extend his contract with the club, which expires in 2023! The new club owners will have to enter the transfer market again in search of a new player for this position.
Chelsea are well aware of Kante's situation and have offered him a fresh two-year contract with the possibility of an extension for another season. But the 31-year-old Frenchman refused, citing his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge for a much longer period. It’s unlikely that N’Golo is unhappy with his salary at Chelsea, given his modesty in life. He really wants to end his career with the Blues, but the club has so far disappointed the Frenchman with his actions.
Let us remind you that N’Golo Kante moved to London in 2016 from Leicester, amid the sensational triumph of the Foxes in the Premier League. Since then, he has become a key player under each of the Blues' managers Conte, Sarri, Lampard and Tuchel. Now the Frenchman is injured, and without him Chelsea have lost three out of five matches. So N’Golo's ability to burn out the center of the field is still very important for the success of his team.
The Blues got a new owner this summer in Todd Boehly, who has already made a strange decision to fire head coach Thomas Tuchel. The Chelsea boss did not take into account that the club signed several expensive newcomers who had not yet managed to integrate into the starting XI. And we never saw a truly painful fiasco under the leadership of Tuchel. The club's new manager, Graham Potter, has not yet worked with top clubs, so his appointment raises a lot of questions.
In addition, Chelsea do not know how to conclude labor agreements with their performers on time. Because of this, the Blues instantly lost almost all the main defenders - Rudiger moved to Real Madrid, while Christensen and Alonso became the new players at Barcelona. A similar situation can happen with central halfbacks. In addition to the aforementioned Kante, the contract of Jorginho, who also plays in the support zone, is coming to an end. Given all the turbulence in the structure of the London giants, the likelihood of its extension is very low.
The stable era of Roman Abramovich has come to an end, and Chelsea are faced with a series of illogical decisions that only make the team weaker and force them to spend huge sums in the transfer market. We won’t be surprised if the modest Kante will gladly wait for the completion of the contract and move to a calmer team, where he will play at a good level for at least three or four years.