Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara believes Chelsea is not going to end within the high 4 within the Premier League subsequent season. He feels they are going to find yourself in fifth place, behind Arsenal and Spurs.
The Blues completed third final season, 19 factors behind champions Manchester Metropolis and 18 behind Liverpool. They trumped their London rivals Tottenham, who completed fourth with three factors and fifth-placed Arsenal by 5.
Nevertheless, O’Hara reckons they are going to end exterior the highest 4 subsequent season. Whereas making his prediction for the Premier League’s high 4 on Football Daily, he stated:
“I imply, Manchester Metropolis are going to run away with it this season, I feel. Liverpool second. Spurs are going to complete third, and Arsenal are going to complete fourth. Chelsea are out of high 4 and going to complete fifth.”
Whereas Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have all made signings this summer season, the Blues, comparatively, have not made important additions to their squad. They’ve solely signed winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester Metropolis and defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli within the ongoing window.
Nevertheless, Romelu Lukaku left and joined Inter Milan on mortgage, whereas Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left on free transfers. Timo Werner, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso wish to go away this summer season as nicely (through SPORTbible). That may weaken the crew additional, particularly in protection, with Thiago Silva set to show 38 in September.
In the meantime, the Gunners have made 5 signings to date this summer season and will make a number of extra within the coming weeks. They’ve snapped up Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner.
Tottenham, in the meantime, have made six signings this summer season – Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet (mortgage) and Djed Spence. Chelsea might want to strengthen their roster rapidly to compete in opposition to their fellow London rivals.
May Arsenal and Tottenham end above Chelsea in Premier League subsequent season?
As already talked about, the Blues completed above Tottenham and Arsenal final season. Nevertheless, going by the switch enterprise the three groups have carried out to date, Spurs and the Gunners are prone to usurp Chelsea subsequent time period.
Blues supervisor Thomas Tuchel just lately admitted that they want extra reinforcements this summer season. After shedding 4-0 in opposition to the Gunners in a pre-season pleasant on July 23, Tuchel said:
“I’m removed from relaxed. We have been merely not adequate. We have been merely not aggressive.
He later added:
I take a look at the final season and components of the sport the place we struggled, components of the season the place we struggled, after which we acquired sanctioned, and gamers left us, and a few gamers try to go away us, and that is the place it’s.”
“So we had an pressing attraction for high quality gamers, an enormous quantity of high quality gamers. We acquired two high quality gamers, however we aren’t aggressive like this. Sadly you would see it at present.”
Chelsea start their Premier League marketing campaign away in opposition to Everton on August 6. In the meantime, the Gunners face Crystal Palace away on August 5, whereas Spurs face Southampton on August 6 at residence.