Former Chelsea winger Clive Walker has urged the club's fans to stop booing Rafa Benitez and Fernando Torres.
The pair have been the subject of much ire over recent weeks and many now believe that this could be a reason behind the Blues’ poor home form.
And Walker reckons, after their 2-2 draw with Southampton at Stamford Bridge, it is time that the supporters forgot about their grievances and got behind the whole team.
He told Kick Off: “If you analyse [the booing] and say it’s not helping then I think I would agree. It’s not helping.
“The obvious problems have materialised, first and foremost, because of Rafa Benitez coming in as [interim] head coach and I think that there a lot of fans at Chelsea that don’t like him because of some of the things he’s said and done in the past but sometimes you have to let sleeping dogs lie and let the man get on with his job.
“If it’s directed at the manager that’s one thing but to boo the team, just because they drew against a team lower down the league, is not the right way to go about it.
“They need a lift. We all say players can lift crowds and crowds can lift players. Obviously fans would be happy with the result if they were winning week in, week out. At the moment that’s not the case but the fans certainly do have to get behind the club and stop booing because it really doesn’t help.”