Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel claims FIVE teams could challenge for the Premier League title
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel names the FIVE teams that will battle for the Premier League title next season…despite the huge gap between champions Manchester City, Liverpool and the rest
- Thomas Tuchel believes Chelsea, Spurs and United will be in the title race
- The German did not mention Arsenal in the five teams he thinks he could challenge.
- His inclusion of United may draw attention as they finished 35 points behind City.
- Tuchel said he thought it would be ‘difficult’ to close the gap with the top two
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has claimed that five teams will be in the running for the Premier League title next season, despite the considerable gap between champions Manchester City, second-placed Liverpool and the chasing pack.
Tuchel thinks Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham could compete, but they did not include Arsenal, who finished ahead of United in fifth place.
City won their fourth league crown in five seasons in a dramatic final day on Sunday as they overtook Liverpool for top spot after struggling to beat Aston Villa 3-2.
Thomas Tuchel believes that five teams could fight for the Premier League title next season
Tuchel’s claim comes despite the considerable gap between the top two and the chasing pack.
Pep Guardiola’s side beat Liverpool for the title by one point, but were 19 ahead of Tuchel’s Chelsea, who finished the season in third place.
United’s inclusion of Tuchel in their list of possible contenders may come as a surprise, as the Red Devils finished 35 points behind rivals City after posting their lowest tally in the Premier League.
The German also predicted a good performance from Spurs after they qualified for the Champions League under manager Antonio Conte.
“It will be a very tough race,” said the German. ‘Manchester United will be in the race, Tottenham will be in the race with Antonio Conte for sure, and we want to stay in the race.
City won their fourth title in five seasons after beating Liverpool in a fascinating run
Liverpool finished a point behind City in second place after pushing City to the finish
‘And Liverpool and Man City will do everything to make their squads bigger.
‘They set the bar so, so high and it will take the same to be competitive next season. While, like everyone else, he tries to close the gap with us… the top two teams are what they are, a benchmark of consistency.
“That’s the situation and from then on we do everything we can to be competitive because this is what we want to be.”
Ahead of the final day of the season on Sunday, when Chelsea closed their campaign with a 2-1 win over relegated Watford, Tuchel admitted the Blues may struggle to narrow the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City, even if they secure a pair. of ‘keys’. ‘ signings once government sanctions are lifted.
Chelsea will have new owners next season, as a group led by Todd Boehly will buy the club from Roman Abramovich for £4.25bn.
“It’s going to be very difficult because even if we keep the team and maybe have the opportunity to add one or two key players, it would already be difficult,” Tuchel said.
Perhaps even very difficult. We are still not sure if we will play the same season again.
“It was an incredible season from (City and Liverpool) and in the end I’m not lying to myself.”