Graeme Souness says Chelsea are no longer good enough to win trophies.
Chelsea were beaten 2-0 at Everton on Sunday, leaving them sixth in the Premier league, three points behind Arsenal in the race for the top four.
Having exited both domestic cups, the Europa League remains Chelsea’s only realistic hopes of a trophy this season, and former Liverpool midfielder Souness believes the club are in transition and will struggle to keep their star players at the club.
“It’s difficult times ahead for Chelsea,” Souness told on Sky Sports.
“I think there’s a big sea change in how they see things going forward. I don’t think they will be winning trophies in the immediate future.
“If you are Hazard, you are one of the best players in the world, and you are thinking I’m now arguably at the peak of my career and I want to be winning the big trophies. Will that happen at Chelsea? I don’t think so. They look like they will struggle to get into the top four. Chelsea have a big decision to make, do they cash in or let him walk in 15 months?”