William Gallas names two Chelsea players as Premier League's biggest flops of the season

Former Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham defender William Gallas

William Gallas has singled out two Chelsea players as the biggest disappointments of the season in the Premier League.

Chelsea's performance under Mauricio Pochettino's debut season at Stamford Bridge has been less than stellar, with only 13 victories out of their 33 league matches, placing them ninth in the Premier League.

With just five matches left to play, the Blues are a staggering 19 points away from the Champions League spots and trail Premier League leaders and city rivals Arsenal by 32 points.

Gallas expressed his particular disappointment with Raheem Sterling and Mykhailo Mudryk, labelling them as the season's biggest flops.

Sterling, who was once a prolific forward and regular winner at Manchester City, continues to struggle after his £50m transfer to Stamford Bridge in 2022, netting only six league goals this season.

This is still two more than Mudryk has managed, with the Ukrainian yet to live up to his hefty £89m price tag following his transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk last year.

Gallas told Gambling Zone: "I think Raheem Sterling has been a big disappointment. When I watch him play, he doesn’t look like a player that will return to the level that he was at Liverpool and Manchester City.

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"This is his second season with the club, and he hasn’t showed anything. For a guy that has won so much in his career, he should be doing a lot more for Chelsea. He hasn’t done anything.

Mudryk also came in for criticism from Gallas, with the Ukrainian yet to live up to his hefty £89m price tag following his transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk last year, although the former defender was more understanding of the 23-year-old's situation.

"The circumstances around his poor performances are a little bit different," Gallas continued. "We don’t know how he has been affected by the war in Ukraine. We don’t know what is happening with him – it must be very difficult for him.

"It looks like he isn’t enjoying his football or his time at Chelsea. When he plays, you can see he isn’t enjoying it. It’s a shame because everyone thought this would be the year where he showed his potential – I also thought that he would be a different player this season.

"It’s hard for me to comment on why Mudryk looks like he doesn’t have the confidence or the enjoyment in his football. I don’t know if a change of scenery would benefit the player. We don’t know if a new club would change his fortunes on the pitch.

"We don’t know what is going on in his private life. The situation with the war is very hard – he could still have family in Ukraine. Only the players that are around him, the guys that live with him every single day, will know what the answer is."