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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jermaine Jenas
Ex-Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas (Photo: BT Sport)

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.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jesse Lingard
Man United ready to sell 27-year-old midfielder – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Sky Sports reporter: Top 20-year-old wants to sign for Man United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United told to sign 27-year-old striker ahead of Jadon Sancho
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC tell Jurgen Klopp to sell 25-year-old to sign Thiago – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United wanted to sign 25-year-old Dutch centre-half – report
Paul Merson
Paul Merson: This would be an ‘unbelievable’ signing for Arsenal
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC urged to sign quality 27-year-old this summer
Novak Djokovic is defending champion at the Mutua Madrid Open (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
Madrid Open cancelled in latest blow to 2020 tennis schedule
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes rates Man United’s chances of winning the Europa League