Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been heavily criticised by pundit Jamie O’Hara after a poor start to life at Stamford Bridge.
The Senegal international joined the Blues from Napoli in the summer, having been a top performer for many years in Serie A.
However, it’s fair to say that Koulibaly has so far struggled to settle and take that form with him to the Premier League, with O’Hara singling him out as a particularly poor performer for this Chelsea side at the moment.
Graham Potter’s side look to be struggling in general right now, with a number of players all over the pitch looking a long way from their best.
Koulibaly is undoubtedly one of them, with O’Hara admitting he’s struggling to work out what persuaded the west Londoners to sign him.
“They look weak in midfield, weak upfront. If it wasn’t for Thiago Silva I would say they were poor at the back. Thiago Silva is an absolute Rolls Royce,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.
“Kalidou Koulibaly – I don’t know what they have seen in him. because I think he’s miles off it.
“The rest of them, I’m not convinced at all. Bang average.”
O’Hara added that this Chelsea side generally looks average and will probably finish 7th in the table, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Newcastle likely to finish above them.
He said: “I think Newcastle stay in there with the players they have got. Man United fifth, Tottenham sixth, and Chelsea seventh.”
That seems far from good enough for CFC after the amount of money they’ve invested in big-name signings in recent times.