Chelsea 0:2 Brentford: Arsene Wenger Delivers Brutally Honest Assessment of His Former Rivals

Chelsea 0:2 Brentford: Arsene Wenger Delivers Brutally Honest Assessment of His Former Rivals

Elijah Odetokun
updated at October 29, 2023 at 8:13 AM
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  • Chelsea's up and down resumed yesterday as they lost 2-0 at home to Brentford
  • The Blues created a plethora of chances but failed to convert as they continued to be goal-shy
  • Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has delivered a scathing assessment of his former rivals

Chelsea are going downhill once more, and former foe Arsene Wenger has taken no prisoners and made a brutally honest remark on the team after their loss to Brentford.

After going four games unbeaten, including wins against Brighton, Fulham and Burnley and a spirited performance against Arsenal, the Blues are back to default.

Ethan Pinnock gave the Bees the lead in the second half before Bryan Mbuemo slotted into an empty net after Brentford countered after Robert Sanchez went for a corner in the last minute.

Thiago Silva, Chelsea, Brentford, Stamford Bridge.
Thiago Silva looks dejected during Chelsea's 2-0 loss to Brentford at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Zac Goodwin.
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Frustration built up on the Blues bench in the game's final moments, which saw Mauricio Pochettino's assistant Jose Perez red carded. Per Metro UK, the boss clarified the situation and apologised for the incident.

Wenger's brutal assessment of Chelsea

Former Arsenal boss Wenger was on punditry duty on beIN Sports and, ahead of El Clasico, was asked for comments about his former rivals, and he said:

"From outside you question what's wrong there. Is it the players they paid a lot of money for, are they not good enough? Are they overrated? Is the confidence in the team so low that they cannot turn up and play some constructive game?"
"Overall, it looks one-paced without ideas. They look lost. It’s a team who looks lost. And you have to find solutions very quickly because after 10 games, you see a trend in the league and the trend what they do is just below mid-table," he added.

Pochettino's men sit 11th on the table with 12 points after 10 games, with a difficult run of fixtures against Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United coming up in the next weeks.

Pochettino defends Nicolas Jackson

Sports Brief reported on Pochettino's intervention for Nicolas Jackson after the striker was confronted at half-time questioning why he missed a chance earlier in the game.

The Senegalese forward made a 'shush' gesture to the fan before the manager came in defence of his player and asked that the fan supports the player.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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