The manager of Liverpool football club, Jurgen Klopp, has described Chelsea football club as the favorites to win the 2020-2021 Premier League title due to the caliber of players in the disposal of the club’s coach Frank Lampard.
The German tactician who stated this in a pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s league match against Wolves later today, December 6, noted that the transfer deals Chelsea made during the 2020 summer transfer window is already paying off.
During the last transfer window, Chelsea spent over 220 million pounds in recruiting new football stars across the world ahead of the 2020-2021 season. Some of the star players the London club signed include, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Edouard Mendy, and Thiago Silva.
At the start of the season, the club struggled to play together but now, they have become a force in both the league and in the UEFA Champions League. They are currently enjoying 9 games unbeaten run in the league and were the first club to qualify for the next round of the UEFA Champions League.
Last night, December 5, Chelsea welcomed Leeds United to Stamford Bridge for a league game that ended 3-1 in favor of the host. The win has taken the club to the top of the league table with 22 points and has affirmed that as one of the favorites to win the league title this season.
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Jurgen Klopp whose team currently sits on the 3rd spot on the league table with 21 points and a game in hand described Frank Lampard’s expensive squad as “unbelievable” and favorites to win the league title.
“If I watch football games at the moment then Chelsea, for me, looks like favorites,” Klopp said. “They have the biggest squad, great players playing well together after a rusty start – and they are full-on.
“They have unbelievable opportunities to change in games and make changes from one game to the other – so that is it.
“I don’t feel we are chasing anyone at the moment – or that anyone is chasing us.
“Pressure is there for us but it’s about how much you think about that pressure, to be honest.”
On the other hand, Chelsea’s coach, Frank Lampard said after the club’s victory over Leeds United in front of 2000 spectators, that his team is still improving and his players are still trying to integrate.
He noted that his biggest concern is our consistent Chelsea could be with this form in a season that is still very long. Hence, the former Chelsea player and the club’s all-time highest goalscorer insisted that it is still too early to start talking about winning this season’s Premier League title.
Lampard said: “It’s early December and there’s a long way to go. But we are a progression.
“When you bring in new players, have young players and you’re trying to integrate… Whether it’s this season we get to the heights we want, I don’t know. But we are moving in the right direction.
“I’m pleased. It’s work on the training ground and staff behind the scenes. At our level, at Chelsea, people will always question us. Our job is to not get caught up in the chat. We have to keep our feet on the ground. There’s a long, long way to go. At the minute we’re in a patch.”