Pundits send clear message to Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea’s summer of spending

Chelsea have spent bid on new signings, and two Sky Sports pundits believe that add big pressure for Thomas Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel has been sent a clear message over Chelsea’s summer spending.

It has been a compicated summer for the Blues, who have allowed Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to leave the club.

Add those departures to those of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, and Chelsea had four big holes to fill.

In the end, they managed to fill those holes, but it took until the final day of the window to manage it, and they have put together a disappointing start along the way.

Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling have all been snapped up, while Carney Chukwuemeka and Marc Cucurella were also signed.

Chelsea’s spending total for the summer rose above £200million, and that puts pressure on Tuchel to secure success again at Stamford Bridge.

The German won the Champions League with the Blues, but Chelsea have largely struggled in the league under his reign.

There have been some mitigating circumstances, like the whole takeover issue, but Tuchel is now running out of excuses.

That’s according to Sky Sports pundit Michael Dawson, who said on Sky Sports News: “They haven’t played well, and that’s why Thomas Tuchel is under pressure.

“I listened to his press conference saying he needs players in. They’ve spent all this money . You have to make this work.

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“They’ll go back to a back three, I’m sure. There’s no more excuses. There can’t be excuses.”

Darren Bent jumped in to agree with Dawson, adding: “The money they have spent in this window, and you add the money they spent on Lukaky, £100million - he can’t be saying he’s got no squad depth.

“Injuries happen to everyone, and we don’t give that luxury to other teams. Liverpool, for example, who have been decimated.

“There are no excuses. They have to win something major this season or be competing at the top.”