Romelu Lukaku signing fails to convince Chelsea manager of Premier League win this season

Published 08/16/2021, 10:46 AM EDT


Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in Europe right now. They have come a long way since their owner Roman Abramovich took over the club in the early 2000s, and with their win in last season’s UEFA Champions League, the club established itself as one of the best in the world.

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However, their manager Thomas Tuchel is not yet convinced of their title charge this season. Chelsea added their former player Romelu Lukaku to the team this season, and the team already looks complete on paper. Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the world and guided Inter Milan to the title last season.

It’s yet to be seen if he can do it with Chelsea, but no one would bet against the Blues this season. Sky Sports uploaded a quote to their Instagram account where Tuchel gives his opinion on Chelsea’s prospects in the Premier League.

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To be totally honest, I see us at the number four, that cannot be the favourite in the next year. This is the premier league, a tough competition. It’s on us, we are in this role and in the role of hunters, we have to close the gap to Liverpool, Man City and Man United,” he said.

All three of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United are the favourites for the title along with Chelsea, according to the bookmakers. Moreover, Chelsea has started their campaign well after beating Crystal Palace with a scoreline of 3-0.

Chelsea and their prospects in the Premier League

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After the signing of Lukaku, the Blues have no other major transfer targets left. Timo Werner failed to get started at Chelsea and the club had problems finishing their chances. Lukaku is a better finisher and has performed well in the Premier League in his previous stints.

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If the Belgian gets going again, Chelsea will be hard to beat. Tuchel has made the defence watertight and the attack is gelling well together. Moreover, with Ngolo Kante and Jorginho, they have two of the best defensive midfielders in the world. Tuchel has already won the biggest competition in the world with the UCL, it’ll be interesting to see what he can do in the English top flight.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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