Chelsea is frustrated with their performances in the Premier League; in the last 5 league games, the Blues have only been able to record 1 win. This win came against Aston Villa on the 26th of December in the second last game of 2021. Following this game Tuchel’s side has drawn 3 and lost 1; this has resulted in them securing the 3rd position in the league. They are currently coming 1 point behind second-placed Liverpool and 12 points behind league leaders Manchester City. Even though many expect that the faith of the league has been sealed with Pep’s side this season; the fight to finish in the 3 UCL spots is still open.
This is because teams such as; West Ham, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester United are trailing the Blues to secure a top 4 spot. Despite having a poor domestic league form; the Blues are dominating the cup competitions. In England, they have reached the EFL Cup finals where they lay the winner of Arsenal and Liverpool; additionally, the Blues have reached the 4th round of the FA Cup where they will face Plymouth Argyle. Later across Europe in the UCL they have reached the round of 16 tie where they will face Lille to further progress in the cup!
Chelsea last game in the league was shocking!
Chelsea played 9th placed Brighton in the league; this was a game which Tuchel’s side was expected to win with ease as Brighton is poor while defending; the side has conceded more than a goal a game! However, the Blues weren’t able to capitalise as they were only able to record 3 shots on target out of 15 attempts. Despite having a sub-power ball possession rate of 43% the ‘Seagulls’ managed to draw the match with the 2 attempts they took on target.
Thomas Tuchel must make big changes if he hopes to continue to play for the Premier League giants!