Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole has said manager, Thomas Tuchel faces “problems” after the 2-1 defeat at Southampton on Tuesday night.
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring with his third goal for the Blues. But goals from Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong saw the hosts come from behind to win 2-1.
The win saw Southampton climb to seventh on the table, one place above Chelsea who are five points behind leaders Arsenal, having played one game more.
“Chelsea just ran out of steam, they didn’t have any answers. After the first 20 minutes they looked a bit off it, there were plenty of unforced errors.
“Tuchel has got a lot of questions he’s going to have to answer on that journey back to London. It was as poor a performance as I’ve seen from Chelsea under him.
“I can’t remember them having a chance in the second half. It’s a very disappointing night for Chelsea.
“They face West Ham this weekend and it’s a must-win game now because you can’t lose three of your first six games and think about getting into the Champions League.
“It’s a tough period for the club. Tuchel has problems, he’s definitely got problems,” Cole told BT Sport.