Can Chelsea Challenge for the EPL title?
After a disastrous season last season Chelsea are looking to regain a lot of ground and prove many people wrong this season. The squad ...
After a disastrous season last season Chelsea are looking to regain a lot of ground and prove many people wrong this season. The squad finished 10th last season, and are looking to challenge for the EPL title. With a new manager, in the form of Italy’s Euro Manager Antonio Conte, and a few players flying in to join the club it is going to be an exciting season to say the least. Betfred mobilegames can give you something to do while you’re waiting for the next Chelsea game to kick off, and after a fantastic win in their first game, we’ve put together a list of reasons why Chelsea can challenge for the EPL title this season.
Antonio Conte has taken the role as the new manager, and his domestic record at club level is near faultless. With three consecutive Serie A title wins with Juventus, his record is definitely something that will be welcomed by the Chelsea Club. His meticulousness will bring an aura of Jose Mourinho to the club, but without the relationship problems (hopefully). After a fantastic run with an Italy side that was deemed to be the worst in 10 years in the Euros, he should be able to rejuvenate and reignite the outstanding quality that the Chelsea squad have. The first day of the season has been and gone, and the side had a great game against West Ham, leading to a 2-1 win.
Although a lot of managers may believe that you ‘won’t win anything with kids’ (Alan Hansen), there has been a rise of extremely promising youngsters at Chelsea, giving a further reason for a lot of optimism this season. With the likes of Kenedy, Bertrand Traore and Ruben Loftus-Cheek having already been introduced, they should expect their careers to progress rapidly under the new manager. Antonio Conte is widely credited as being a major factor in the rise of Paul Pogba, and there is hope that he will be in charge of turning Loftus-Cheek into the next success story. There’s a lot of quality in the young stars at Chelsea, and with a manager known to blend youth and experience, things should be looking up for the club this season.
No European Football
Having not qualified for any European football for this season, this could come as a huge relief, and surge of confidence for the club. With only domestic matters to concentrate on, the quality-filled Chelsea squad have a fantastic chance to storm the Premier League and reclaim their crown – similar to what Liverpool almost did a few seasons ago.
Chelsea so far haven’t sold many players, or bought many, aside from N’Golo Kante from current champions Leicester City and Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi. These two new players could be a great addition to the squad, and with not many having gone elsewhere, as of yet, there’s a good chance that this already great squad will be strengthened even more, to an Italian style of play. The likes of Hazard, Willian and Oscar, the three stars of the previous seasons, will be looking to form a new winning partnership with the new squad additions to challenge the title.