January 9 News Chelsea lost 0-4 to Manchester City in the third round of the FA Cup
Afterwards, former Tottenham midfielder O’Hara talked about Chelsea coach Porter on talkSPORT’s program.
He said he didn’t know what Porter had done to this Chelsea team.
O’Hara put it this way: "Shameful, absolutely shameful, they are so far away, aren’t they? Porter has come to Chelsea and I think he deserves the opportunity because he did a great job at Brighton,
Made them play fantastic football, but when he came to Chelsea, it looked like he had exceeded his expectations."
"I was surprised because I really thought he was going to do a great job. It might take time, they’ve had injuries, we knew they needed a striker, they needed a focal point up front and it cost them a lot.
… In my opinion, Havertz is a liability."
"There are other players like Mount, I’m a big fan of him but since Porter came in, Mount looks like a different player, Gallagher played right wing-back last night, I just don’t know
What Porter did to this team. Sterling also played at wing-back and I wondered what Porter was trying to do? They didn’t look like they were in their place at all."
Regarding McCoistow’s claim that Chelsea seemed to lack passion, O’Hara said: "I think he’s right, it’s scary. I’ve played against incredible Chelsea, we’ve played at the Football Club.
We met in the Cup final and they had Ballack, Drogba, Lampard, John Terry, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole."
"There was a beast in that team, a leader, a personality in the dressing room. You could see Chelsea dominating those years and then you look at this team and you’re like: Where’s the leader? I
The only player who saw him and thought he was the leader was Thiago Silva, the only one."
"The rest, I don’t think they are players like that, no grit, no determination, no desire to get the ball back. I look at this Chelsea team and think: They look like Brighton. Maybe Porter comes here
, trying to make them like Brighton before, but he did a terrible job."
"The ultimate responsibility will fall on the coach. Tuchel led this team to win the Champions League. Except for a few players such as Rudiger, that team is not much different from the current lineup. Look at Porter, he came
Chelsea were fifth here and now they are 10th, 19 points off the top."