Chelsea is having a torrid time at the moment with off the pitch situations still getting sorted and key players leaving. Thomas Tuchel’s team did not have a good ending to the last season with a third straight FA Cup final defeat and that too against Liverpool once again after the loss against them in the Carabao Cup final. However, it was not a trophy-less campaign as the Blues won UEFA Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup this season which has been a success for the club. But those were all in the Roman Abramovich era. Things at the club are very different currently with new owners have taken over.
A key player like Antonio Rudiger who was one of the pillars of success for Chelsea in the last couple of years has left the club for free. That is a big setback indeed and Tuchel is sort of an option at the centre back position. However, the German boss has said clearly that his team will fight on every front next season but the title race will be tougher.
What Was Said Regarding The Deal Between Barcelona And Chelsea For Dembele?
“We have at the moment a huge disadvantage – that is just not decisive yet. There is no need to make excuses now, it is just the situation we are in and we have to be as quick as possible. Right now, of course, it is unsatisfying because our hands are tied and we cannot act as we want to at any time.
“We (Chelsea) have clear ideas for the profiles and characteristics of these players. It is not like you put a name on the list and then you get the player. You have to convince the player, you have to speak to other clubs and convince yourself this is the player, so there is normally a lot of work and it will be the same to be competitive next season, while, like everybody else, tries to close the gap to us, while the two top teams are what they are. A benchmark of consistency is the need. This is the situation and from there we do our very best to be competitive because this is what we want to be.”
Apart from the defensive issues, Chelsea is the favourite to bolster their attack by offering World Cup-winning French winger Ousmane Dembele a four-year contract to bring him to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.