Jermain Jenas has surprisingly told the Chelsea board to not spend millions in the January transfer window after shock defeat to Bournemouth.
The Blues were held to a 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge last night by Eddie Howe’s side.
The match looked like it was going to end as a draw before Dan Gosling squeezed in a clever volley late into the game. Frank Lampard was visibly disappointed with his players after losing four of their last five Premier League fixtures.
But Jenas believes it is too soon to panic. He told BT Sport, “Chelsea need to decide what they want to be now for the next few years.
“They’re a team that has won titles and always chased for titles but they’ve got a team full of very good young players who need a year or two to develop into a team that challenges again.
“Do you throw all of that away and just buy stars? There’s no point. Stick with it. Don’t buy players, wait until the summer. Frank needs to keep this core group of players and let them develop and then eventually they will challenge. There’s no point in panicking. It’s ridiculous.
Chelsea are due to face London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.