Chelsea poor start to the season could be down to Mauricio Pochettino's gruelling training methods, claims a former Tottenham player who featured under him.
The Blues are 14th in the Premier League table after losing three, drawing two and winning just one of their games so far - despite spending around £400million on players like Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia, Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson.
That came after owner Todd Boehly had already sanctioned a spend of around £600m the season prior - with 13 players arriving and many of Chelsea's reliable old guard leaving through the exit door.
Chelsea have since struggled to adapt with the huge changes to personnel and Pochettino has been unable to galvanise a squad that was already in freefall having worked under Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and Frank Lampard last season.
In addition to sweeping changes on the transfer front, Chelsea are still coming to terms with Pochettino's methods, which are notoriously demanding and require high fitness levels to execute.
Aaron Lennon, who played under the Argentine in the 2014-15 season feels his gruelling regime might be behind Chelsea start - revealing that a number of his old team-mates struggled during Pochettino's first year in north London.
'If you do look at the injury list, I actually looked at it and thought [about] Pochettino's training methods,' he told Stadium Astro, via the Evening Standard.
'He does change the training routine. He did it when he came to Spurs. Some of our players, we did struggle at the beginning because it was a completely different load and maybe that is playing a part.
Lennon played a total of 17 games under Pochettino during the 2014-15 campaign before being loaned - and eventually sold - to Everton after oneRead on m.allfootballapp.com