‘What Is That Blud Waffling About?’ ‘Wow’ Fans React As Chelsea Ace Is Blasted For Being “Bang Average”

TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has questioned why manager Gareth Southgate has been criticised for leaving out Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling from the England squad.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Jordan claimed that Sterling has not performed as well this season as some have suggested:

“Curiously, and for reasons that quite frankly evade me, eyebrows have been raised over Raheem Sterling’s continued omission from the England squad.”

“But why? He’s been pretty bang average for Chelsea. OK, he’s had a few decent games in recent weeks but I haven’t seen a series of hugely impressive performances from him that mean he demands inclusion.”

Fans on X were not particularly impressed with Jordan’s remarks, with many questioning Southgate’s decision to pick the likes of Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish ahead of Sterling:

Sterling’s numbers suggest he should have been selected

The 28-year-old has been in pretty decent form this season, having scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists in 15 appearances for the Blues.

In contrast, the likes of Rashford and Grealish have managed just 1 goal and 5 assists between them so far this campaign. You do feel Jordan is just being controversial just to get a rise out of supporters.

Chelsea will have a rested and hungry player after the international break

While Sterling will be frustrated by his omission from the England squad, it could benefit his club. He will have two weeks rest before a busy festive schedule and he will be extra determined to prove Southgate wrong.

If he carries on from where he left off before the November break, Sterling will play a key role in helping Mauricio Pochettino’s side move up the table.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.