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Chelsea is not a title contender, says former player

Mon 14 December 2020 | 18:11

Although Chelsea signed a couple of stars during the summer, Melchiot believes it is not enough.

Jurgen Klopp

claimed that he believes

Chelsea

is a title contender this year.

Lampard

however said that the result against Everton proved otherwise. Expectations are high from Chelsea as they spent a lot of money during the summer transfer window and signed some high-quality players.

Melchiot believes that Chelsea has a project and this season is part of the process. The former Blues defender told Stadium Astro when asked if Lampard’s side are favourites this season:

“I don’t think so. I would love to say it. But if you look at

Liverpool

, they have the ingredients to win it again. I see them being up there to win it again, along with Manchester City.

“Do Chelsea want to be up there? Of course, but these [a 1-0 defeat at Everton] are the kind of games they have to win if they are going to compete.

“Do I expect them to be in top four? Yes, that’s normal – especially with the investment they have made and bringing so many talented players into the squad. But the important part is to take a bit of pressure off your team by saying others are great, so that’s clever from Klopp.”

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