Former Chelsea centre-back Frank Leboeuf has praised his old club for being less boring but feels they are still ‘far from perfect’ under Graham Potter.
Potter replaced Thomas Tuchel as head coach last month and has taken charge of three matches, drawing 1-1 with Red Bull Salzburg before beating Crystal Palace and AC Milan 2-1 and 3-0 respectively.
But Leboeuf says Chelsea have been boring all season – including under former boss Tuchel – and believes their only entertaining game was the 2-2 draw against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in August as the Blues twice surrendered the lead.
Chelsea are second in Group E of the Champions League having picked up four points from their opening three matches, while they are fifth in the Premier League after their first seven games ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Wolves.
The only game I have enjoyed from Chelsea since the beginning of the season was against Spurs in August.
‘I have to enjoy that win [against AC Milan], because for the first time I saw something.
Mason Mount getting back to his best, Reece James scoring a fantastic goal on top of performing very well and Thiago Silva was very good.
‘At the end of the day, when you win 3-0 in the Champions League – OK yes, Milan had some mini injuries – but with the job done you have to enjoy it.
‘It’s a little bit unfair to say it was flat. It’s not perfect, it’s far from perfect. But I finally saw something a little more enjoyable.
It’s enough for me to be happy until the return game next week.’
Chelsea started the 2022-23 campaign with a 1-0 win over Everton and after the draw with Spurs they lost 3-0 to Leeds, then defeated Leicester 2-1, lost to Southampton 2-1 and beat West Ham 2-1 before a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb saw Tuchel replaced by Potter.