The Blues have started the new campaign very strongly
Chelsea had a busy summer as they were looking to bolster their squad after an underwhelming campaign, despite winning the FA Cup back in May. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked.
The Italian has brought players like Jorginho from Napoli, Kepa from Athletic Bilbao and Mateo Kovacic on a season long loan from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Blues also managed to keep hold of key players like Eden Hazard, Willian and N’Golo Kante, as they were heavily linked with exits.
The London Outfit have started the new campaign very strongly under the 59 year old, winning the first 5 Premier League fixtures in a row and drew against West Ham United last weekend. They are currently behind Liverpool by 2 points at second place in the league.
After starting their Europa League campaign with a win against PAOK, the Premier League giants won their Carabao Cup opener too against Liverpool on Wednesday.
They have been tipped as one of the favourites to win the Premier League this term though Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes the club needs to win the Europa League and finish in the top four this term.
Sarri is still waiting to win his first major trophy in management and Merson feels winning the Europa League would represent a successful season.
“The top four and the Europa League,” former Gunners star told Sky Sports as quoted by The Sport Review. “Looking at the team of the first game in Europa League, he’ll give it a right go. He hasn’t won anything yet.”
Chelsea will face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the upcoming Premier League fixture this weekend and could be on top of the table if they beats the Reds.