Glenn Hoddle reveals only guaranteed starter for Chelsea

Glenn Hoddle reveals only guaranteed starter for Chelsea

Former Chelsea star, Glenn Hoddle, has claimed that defender Thiago Silva is the only guaranteed starter for the Blues following their goalless draw against Fulham in Friday’s Premier League tie.

Chelsea spent a staggering £323 million in the January transfer window and threw record-signing Enzo Fernandez straight into their starting line-up, while David Datro Fofana, Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke also made their first Stamford Bridge appearances.

But the Blues could not find a way to beat Fulham at home and Hoddle believes Chelsea manager Graham Potter still has some problems to solve to get the best out of his team, with Silva, who joined the west London club on a free transfer in 2020, the only player that has to be on the team sheet.

“They are not quite there. There is something missing there and it is difficult for Graham Potter to pick his best team, he doesn’t know his best team by any means,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions.

“Even going into the transfer window, he was still trying to find his system and balance in all departments. I think Thiago Silva is a shoo-in, he is a must, but for everyone else, it is a mish-mash.

“There is a lot of work to do. He is got some lovely material to make a beautiful suit, but It is going to take more time with so many new players.”