Since the American arrived at Stamford Bridge, the Blues have spent over £1billion on a total of 29 new players – but few have proven successful.
Pochettino’s side are currently 12th in the Premier League, a whopping 14 points off the top four, with the manager desperate to spend even more when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Merson believes that the Argentine should have more control over the recruitment given that virtually every single previous signing in the Boehly era has flopped – with one exception.
‘If Chelsea go and buy players in January, then Pochettino has to have a say in it,’ the Arsenal legend wrote for Sky Sports.
‘I went through the summer signings. I was looking at them and it was like, “good signing”, “alright”, “no”, “alright”, “not bad” and “alright”. That’s where it is at the moment. There are not many you can say have been amazing.
‘Cole Palmer has been a really good signing, but I’m not sure there’s much else.
‘Mykhailo Mudryk hasn’t really got going. [Moises] Caicedo doesn’t look like a £115m player. Enzo Fernandes looks really good every now and then.
‘Axel Disasi looks good when he plays next to Thiago Silva and he’s playing well. Noni Madueke and Carney Chukwuemeka don’t play.
‘You can keep going through the list and it is the same. I just don’t see what the thinking was with all these signings.’
Attacking midfielder Palmer made a shock deadline day move from Manchester City to Chelsea for a fee of £42.5m and has done well so far, scoring five goals and making four assists in 15 games.
That form earned the 21-year-old a first call-up to the England squad though it should be noted that the bulk of his goals have come from the penalty spot.
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