Chelsea legend, Ruud Gullit has come out to say that he wants his former club to lose against Everton on Sunday. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he would not mind Chelsea losing the game because he feels bad for Everton after the recent deduction of points due to FFP breaches, and he believes the club deserves to stay in the EPL.
Ruud added that he also likes Sean Dyche as a coach because he knows the game very well.
His words, “I feel for Everton, and I think everybody feels a bit of sympathy for them. I want Everton to stay in the Premier League, and I wouldn’t mind if they got a result against Chelsea! I say that only due to Everton’s situation, though. I’m still a massive Chelsea supporter and I want them to win (games)! However, I have sympathy for Everton and I want them to stay up. I want Everton to win! I’m sorry to all the Chelsea fans! I like Dyche. I’d like to see Everton stay in the Premier League. It’s a tough one as I’m such a huge fan of Chelsea!
They’re struggling a lot defensively, though, and I think people tend to start with a roof when they’re building a house, ignoring the foundation,” he said. “Look at how much money Pep Guardiola has spent on defenders! He knows it starts from there. Liverpool did the same thing – they’re playing so much better since Trent Alexander-Arnold moved into midfield. You need defenders who can play. It’s always so difficult when you don’t have that, and that’s why those clubs have spent so much on their defensive players.
Nowadays, you need goalkeepers and centre-backs who can play from the back. That’s the backbone of your team. Liverpool were at their absolute best when they were incredibly strong defensively and had midfielders who could tear up the opposition. They struggled a bit last season due to losing that edge, but we’re starting to see it return with Trent moving into midfield and adding more quality there. It always starts from the back – not the roof! Strikers need to be fed chances by the players behind them. Clubs should always consider the players at the back and make that area their priority.”
On Sean Dyche, “I also like Sean Dyche as a coach. He knows the game very well and he hasn’t always had the best players to work with. What he does with his team is fantastic despite that. People tend to forget that.”
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