“But because of that price tag, you're expecting that bit more. That's the immediate assumption, he's not the finished article, that was never the case with Kepa.
“It was going to happen at some point. You walk off the plane on a Friday afternoon from Belarus or somewhere and you've got to play again on the Sunday lunchtime. It's so draining, it’s so hard and it's the first time he's done that.
“This year, it's the Champions League and the pressure is even greater. Maybe the more open style they're playing is dragging into that and they haven't been at tight as last season.
“It's funny at Chelsea. It's not the most transparent in terms of the signings it's making. The manager doesn't always make the decisions. I don't think Maurizio Sarri knew who I was when I signed, let alone approve the signature.