Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins has blamed former Super Eagles defender Michael Emenalo for the club’s present woes.
The Blues have lost their last two Premier League games against Bournemouth (0-3) and Watford (1-4) to further put their Italian manager Antonio Conte’s future into serious doubt.
Michael Emenalo was the Premier League champions’ technical director before he ended his ten-year association with the club in November.
The former Nigerian player moved to French champions AS Monaco as their sporting director some weeks after leaving Chelsea.
While speaking about Chelsea’s woes on Talk Sport, former Chelsea assistant coach Wilkins said: “I don’t know. If you’re paying a man as much as Chelsea are paying Conte, his knowledge is far superior to someone like Michael Emenalo, who they brought in to do that job.”
”The manager’s knowledge is far superior. He knows the players he wants to bring in.
”The squad is weaker this season than the one that won the league last year. No Diego Costa, no Nemanja Matic – it’s been a massive blow to Conte.” he added.
Speaking further, Wilkins said: ”I believe it was Michael who made the changes. To actually swap Matic with Bakayoko?
”They should have brought in Morata to play alongside Costa and they should have signed Bakayoko just to play every now and again.” he concluded.