Since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as head coach of the club towards the end of January, the Blues have not looked back.
Ahead of Wednesday night’s Premier League fight with Arsenal, Tuchel won 17 of his first 25 games in charge in all competitions, losing just twice, highlighting how big an impact he has made at Stamford Bridge since his appointment in as successor to Frank Lampard.
As well as guiding Chelsea to the top four, he also led them to both the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals, meaning a season that seemed to be in tatters by the time he arrived could end. being one of the most successful in their history.
But if securing a top-four ranking will represent success for Chelsea this season given where they were in the table just a few months ago, they will be ambitious to put all their eggs in one basket. next season and ride a title load.
Considering that Chelsea have beaten Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur since Tuchel took office, they have no reason to believe this cannot be possible, especially when Tuchel is likely to strengthen his squad even more this summer with a few additions, with a new striker poised to be at the top of his wishlist.
But whatever happens for Chelsea during this summer’s window, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted he expected Chelsea to challenge the title next quarter, admitting he told Tuchel that this current Chelsea squad was a “gift” for him to work.
“We knew that last year there weren’t 20 points better than the other teams,” Klopp said, quoted by the Express. “We know that next year we have to win football matches.
“The city is not the only challenge next season, Chelsea – I told Thomas his team is a gift (to him).
“With Thomas, it works pretty well. If you look at the squad they can make 11 changes and you still think they’re a good team.
“So they will definitely go next year. They won’t get worse next season, that’s a fact. United are in the right direction. So it’s not who’s far or anything. It means you have to win your own soccer matches and it is possible. ”
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Klopp isn’t the only one tipping Chelsea to get into the mix next season, with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher also appearing confident about Tuchel’s side’s chances.
“Oh yeah, I really think so,” Carragher told Sky Sports when asked if he thinks Chelsea would mount a title load next season.
“We’ve been looking for the last two seasons that no one could really match City at times, Liverpool for a few years, but I think we now have maybe two or three other teams besides Liverpool who could really match Manchester. City. “