Former Chelsea manager, Ruud Gullit didn’t hold back when giving a very honest assessment of the current state of Chelsea Football Club.

Speaking on the BBC, Gullit was brutally honest about his former side and believes the club needs a refresh.

Whether big names like John Terry, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa leave will be his decision but, even if they stay, Chelsea need to regroup in the summer and buy a lot of new players.

Chelsea’s season all but came to an end in March following their FA Cup exit to Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Their exit means Chelsea sit 10th in the Premier League, with no more cup football and a European finish looking out of their reach with nine games to go.

Gullit admits that interim manager, Guus Hiddink has done a brilliant job in the Premier League, with his Chelsea side unbeaten in the league under his management, but he still doesn’t believe that the Dutchman is the answer to the club’s problems.

They remain unbeaten in the Premier League since he took charge but I still don’t think Chelsea have really clicked under Hiddink, who has the job until the end of the season. They have not been fluent for some reason and it was the same when I saw them lose to Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. They were not good enough.

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Gullit believes the club are still missing an element of flair.

I look through Chelsea’s squad and think they should be a great team but, even when they win under Hiddink, they are still a little mechanical and are missing a bit of flair.

Chelsea fans will be hoping the club can turn their fortunes around under their new manager, which looks like all signs are pointing towards current Italian boss, Antonio Conte.

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