Chelsea dropped a huge clanger selling Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.
That’s according to Ray Wilkins who reckons the decision to sell the Serbian was a grave error.
Chelsea slumped to a 3-0 defeat against Roma last night in the Champions League.
Meanwhile United – who started Matic in midfield – cruised to a comfortable 2-0 home win over Benfica.
With the Blues faltering domestically and in Europe, Wilkins has slammed his former club’s transfer strategy.
“The selling of Matic was the biggest act of lunacy I’ve seen in football for a long time,” he told talkSPORT.
“He was so important to Chelsea. It is a massive loss.
“He was so influential. You only have to see what he is doing at Man United to see how influential he was at Chelsea.
“[Tiemoue] Bakayoko, at this moment in time, is not in the same bracket as Nemanja Matic.”
Phil Neville echoed Wilkins’ comments and called for heads to roll.
He told the BBC: “What’s gone wrong for Chelsea? One word. Matic.
“It’s as simple as that. The minute they sold Nemanja Matic was a mistake.
“When you had Matic sat in front of you, alongside Kante, there was protection.
“Whoever made that decision needs sacking.
“That is one of the poorest decisions I have ever seen in the Premier League.”
Chelsea face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.