Thomas Tuchel believes that Chelsea are fourth favorites to win the Premier League despite their successful Champions League winning campaign last season. The German won 20 of his 32 games after replacing Frank Lampard as the Chelsea manager mid-season. They secured fourth place in the Premier League.
Chelsea have secured the services of inter Milan talisman Romelu Lukaku to add spark to their attack. Despite this influx, Tuchel remained coy about his side’s chances of winning the Premier League.
“To be totally honest, I see us as the number four, that cannot be the favorite in the next year,” Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said. “They have to close the gap to three, two, and one. We said during the campaign in the last half-year we set the bar high and look to close gaps during 90 minutes, and that’s what we’ll try to continue.
“This is the Premier League, a tough competition. It’s on us, we are in this role and in the role of the hunters, we have to close the gap to Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United,” he added. “We have to do that week in, week out, so this was a very good first step, but that’s the reality and we are not shy to say this out loud that we try to be the best in any competition we play, but the reality is we come from fourth place and have three teams to close the gap to.”