The Blues have made a number of transfers this summer, but not many of them have been of the most obvious quality. The main ones are:
1. Kepa. The Portuguese midfielder has been a mainstay of the team for several years now and is a key player for Jose Mourinho. He is a good defender, but his main task is to keep the ball in the defensive zone and to prevent the opponent from scoring. Kekuta-Gharibeh is a player who can do this, but he needs to learn to do it on the field.
2. Kante. The Belgian midfielder has already been in the team since the start of the season, but has not managed to get into the starting lineup. The reasons for this are: a) the fact that he is still very young; b) the lack of competition in the lineup.
3. Willian. The Brazilian winger is a great player, but the Blues do not have a good squad.
4. Tammy Abraham. The young Englishman has already become a key member of the Blues’ attack, but it is still not clear if he will be able to become a regular starter.
5. N’Golo Kante is a very expensive transfer, so Chelsea will have to pay a lot of money for it.
So, the main problem of the club is the lack a good number of players who can help the team in the long run.
Will Chelsea succeed in the Premier League?
The team of Jose Mourinho is very strong in the domestic arena, but they are not in the best shape in the Champions League. The Blues are in the middle of the standings, but there is a long way ahead until the end of the tournament.
The main goal of the Portuguese coach is to win the Champions Cup, which is why the team will have a lot more chances to achieve this. The Champions League is a different tournament, because the main competitors are not the best teams, but rather the teams that are in a good shape.
In the current season, the Blues have a very good chance to win it, because they have a number 1 goal:
* winning the Europa League;
* getting into the Champions league zone.
This is why Mourinho’s team is considered to be one of the main favorites of the current tournament. The team has a number 2 goal, too, which will be achieved by the following ways:
a) getting into a higher position in the standings;
b) getting a good result in the Europa league;
c) winning the Champions cup.
All of these goals will be realized by the end the season.
Who will be the main contenders for the title in the new season?
In previous seasons, the team of Mourinho has been able to win all the trophies it has won. This time, it is not going to be easy for Chelsea to win everything.
However, the following teams can be considered as potential contenders for winning the title this year:
• Manchester United;
Of course, the latter team is the most likely to win, but this is not a good sign for the team. The Gunners are in good shape, but their main competitors in the current campaign are not their strongest points.
Manchester United is in a very bad shape, too. Jose Mourinho”s team has not won a trophy in the last few years, so they are considered to have a long tournament distance ahead.
Who can challenge the Blues in the fight for the champion title?
This season, Manchester United is going to play with the following clubs:
These clubs have a huge number of stars in their lineups, so it is unlikely that the Red Devils will be in a position to compete with them.
Chelsea is also in a bad shape. The club has not been in a better shape in recent years, and it is now in a difficult situation.
It is not the first time that Mourinho‘s team will face such a situation. In the previous season, Chelsea was not able to finish in the top 4, and the team was in the bottom half of the league table.
What are the main chances of the Red devils to win a place in the European zone?
Of the clubs mentioned above, Manchester City is the main contender for winning a place at the European stage. The Citizens have a great squad, and they have already won a lot in the English Premier League.
They have a balanced lineup, and this allows them to play in a variety of matches. The Guardiola’ team is in the strongest position in England, and if they can keep their current form, they can definitely win the title.
If the Citizens can win the EPL, they will be considered to win gold medals in the League and Europa League. This is a real chance for them to get a place among the top clubs in the world.
Main transfer news from the EFL Cup
The EFL Championship is in full swing, and there are a lot to talk about. The first matches of the new campaign have already shown that the teams are not at their best.