Marc Cucurella was reportedly attacked by Burglars after he joined Chelsea from Brighton in the summer.
Chelsea beat Manchester City to the race to sign the highly-rated left-back in the summer.
Cucurella was the Blues’ fifth signing after the likes of Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Chukwemeka, and Slonina were signed by Todd Boehly.
The 24-year-old joined the Blues in a £60m deal, signing a six-year contract with the club, and was top target for the then-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel
Initially, Marc Cucurella was expected to be Chelsea’s major left-back and outshine former Leicester City star Ben Chilwell.
Contrary to expectations, Marc Cucurella has failed to live up to the bidding at Stamford Bridge since joining the club from the Seagulls.
New Chelsea manager, Graham Potter, had admitted Marc Cucurella has been facing personal battles when asked about the dwindling form of the player.
Potter, however, refused to comment further on what must have impacted Marc Cucurella’s form. He insisted the player will soon return to form.
The Spaniard did not make Graham Potter’s starting lineup in Chelsea’s Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park in Germany.
He was later subbed on in the 71st minute and was booed by Chelsea fans who have grown discontented with his recent subpar display at the club.
While Marc Cucurella’s popularity with Chelsea fans has dwindled, Potter seems to maintain utmost faith in the 24-year-old, insisting he will come back stronger.
The coach said, “players sometimes can go through bad times. We need to stick together and try to help him.”
In Chelsea’s match against West Ham, Marc Cucurella came under heavy backlash from furious Chelsea fans after a highlight of the match showed repeated scenes he opted for safety instead of passing the ball to Mykhailo Mudryk.
One compilation of the £62m player’s ‘highlights’ against West Ham showed a series of moments when, instead of passing to Mykhailo Mudryk on the left wing, he chose safety.
While Graham Potter had remained economical with the truth on the sudden dip in the form of Marc Cucurella, making references to his personal problems, the Sun reports the 24-year-old suffered a burglary attack after he joined Chelsea from Brighton.
The report claimed Marc Cucurella may be suffering from the aftermath of the shock burglary attack, making him fall off the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
While details of the attack has been shoved off the media, Marc Cucurella is not the first Premier League and Chelsea footballer that has been attacked by burglars.
Reece James came under the cowardly assault of Burglars in 2021. He shared footage of Burglars breaking into his house and carting away valuables ranging from his football medals, watches, and pieces of jewelry.
In the 2022 World Cup, Raheem Sterling had to temporarily leave the England World Cup squad in Qatar and raced back to England after reports emerged his house has been ravaged by burglars, who made off with costly watches and other valuables during the attack.
Another Premier League star that was targeted by burglars is Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang. Aubamenyang joined Chelsea from Barcelona in the summer after suffering a vicious and deadly attack by burglars in Spain
While his family was safe, he was reportedly manhandled and injured by the burglars, who also carted away valuables, including jewelry and watches.