BT Sport pundit sends message to Chelsea FC board after Bournemouth defeat
Jermaine Jenas has his say after Chelsea FC's 1-0 loss to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday
Jermaine Jenas has urged the Chelsea FC board not to splash the cash in the January transfer window despite their recent dip in form.
The Blues slumped to their third defeat in four Premier League outings on Saturday afternoon when they went down 1-0 to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.
Dan Gosling scored the only goal of the game in the 86th minute at Stamford Bridge in what turned out to be another frustrating afternoon for Frank Lampard’s men.
Chelsea FC remain in fourth place in the Premier League table but Sheffield United are now just four points behind them and can move to within two points of the Blues if they beat Everton on Sunday.
The west London side are bound to be linked with a host of players in the January transfer window after their Fifa ban was overturned last week.
However, former midfielder Jenas doesn’t believe that the club should necessarily be looking to spend big next month.
Speaking to BT Sport after the defeat by Bournemouth on Saturday, Jenas said: “Chelsea need to decide what they want to be now for the next few years.
“They’re a team that has won titles and always chased for titles but they’ve got a team full of very good young players who need a year or two to develop into a team that challenges again.
“Do you throw all of that away and just buy stars? There’s no point. Stick with it. Don’t buy players, wait until the summer.
“Frank needs to keep this core group of players and let them develop and then eventually they will challenge. There’s no point in panicking. It’s ridiculous.”
Chelsea FC will have to regroup as they now turn their attentions towards preparing for their trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League next weekend in their final game before Christmas.
The Blues – who finished in third place under Maurizio Sarri last season before Lampard’s appointment in the summer – will then take on Southampton, Arsenal and Brighton during a hectic festive period in the top flight.