Chelsea ridiculed by rival clubs but to continue giving 8-year contracts

A particularly credible source claim that Chelsea Football Club are being ridiculed by rival Premier League teams regarding the Blues handing out 8-year long contracts. However, CFC are to determined to continue doing just so in spite of Uefa and English top-flight rulings. In addition to that topic, The Pride of London discuss a passionate rant about the state of the west London side from a former player.
Chelsea FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

The Telegraph has suggested that Chelsea will carry on giving massive deals to unproven young stars - even though EPL club shareholders voted to close the loophole. Furthermore, the trustworthy outlet declares that CFC are widely mocked among their rival owners in the division.

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John Obi Mikel is not impressed with Chelsea - but who is?!

The loss at Everton has possibly pushed Obi Mikel over the edge regarding his one-time club. To be fair, it was a fairly dismal affair for the Blues; despite creating quite a few decent yet wasted chances, there was no real cutting edge to CFC again. Mikel, never one to be subtle or hide his frustration, told the English capital outfit to 'do their (expletive) jobs' and to 'wake up' as his exasperation boiled over on his very own amazingly titled The Obi Wan podcast.

As PoL have previously outlined, Mikel is upset at a lack of leadership. Yes, you could argue that there was minimal authority or direction without Thiago Silva. Yet the Brazilian may well have come to the end of the road as an elite starter, merely because of his age and current speed, I would say. The ex-Blue rightly pointed to his former teammates Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard as inspirational on the pitch in decisive or worrying moments.