Chelsea, Tuchel given title warning ahead of new Premier League season
Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has warned Chelsea that their Premier League title hopes could possibly be over after simply six video games.
The Champions League winners completed fourth within the English top-flight final season.
Thomas Tuchel’s males start their 2021/2022 marketing campaign on August 14 towards Crystal Palace.
The Blues will then face Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham and defending champions Manchester Metropolis earlier than October begins.
Merson advised Starsport: “Chelsea gained the Champions League and are fancied to push for the title. However take a look at Chelsea’s fixtures and you’ll see what they’re up towards it.
“After their opener towards Crystal Palace, who will probably be attempting to impress a brand new supervisor in Patrick Vieira, it’s brutal.
“They must play Arsenal and Liverpool earlier than the tip of August after which it’s Aston Villa, Tottenham and Manchester Metropolis in September. Ouch.
“In the event that they get off to a great begin they are going to be majorly fancied for the title. However they may simply lose a few these video games.
“And if you end up six factors off the tempo even so early within the season, that may be exhausting to make up.”