Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara believes Chelsea would end fifth within the Premier League subsequent season, 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, by three factors and fifth-placed Arsenal by 5.
Nevertheless, O’Hara reckons they’d end outdoors the highest 4 subsequent season. Whereas making his prediction for the Premier League’s high 4 on Soccer Each day, 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 time, the Blues have not improved their crew a lot. They’ve signed winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester Metropolis and defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, although.
Nevertheless, Romelu Lukaku departed to Inter Milan on mortgage, whereas Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left on free transfers. Timo Werner, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso need to go away this summer time as nicely (through Sport Bible). That will weaken the crew additional, particularly in defence, with Thiago Silva set to show 38.
In the meantime, the Gunners have made 5 signings to date this summer time and will make just a few extra within the coming weeks. They’ve snapped up Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Pablo Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner.
Tottenham, in the meantime, have made six signings this summer time – Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence. So Chelsea might want to strengthen their roster rapidly to compete towards their fellow London rivals.
May Arsenal and Tottenham end above Chelsea in Premier League subsequent season?
The Blues completed above Tottenham and Arsenal final season, as already talked about. Nevertheless, going by the switch enterprise the three groups have performed 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 time. After shedding 4-0 towards the Gunners in a pre-season pleasant on July 23, Tuchel stated:
“I’m removed from relaxed. We have been merely not adequate. We have been merely not aggressive. I have 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 received sanctioned, and gamers left us, and a few gamers are attempting to depart us, and that is the place it’s.”
“So we had an pressing enchantment for high quality gamers, an enormous quantity of high quality gamers. We received two high quality gamers, however we aren’t aggressive like this. Sadly you may see it in the present day.”
Chelsea start their Premier League marketing campaign towards Everton on August 6. In the meantime, the Gunners face Crystal Palace on August 5, whereas Spurs face Southampton on August 6.