Thomas Tuchel rates Chelsea's Premier League title chances
Thomas Tuchel admitted he and his Chelsea side have to be ‘realistic’ when he was quizzed about their Premier League title chances.
Tuchel watched on as his side toiled in a 0-0 draw against Wolves on Wednesday night – a result that leaves them 11 points off the top of the table.
The former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager is under no illusions he will be expected to challenge for the title and he believes that his team have ‘the capacity to hurt everybody in every league’.
However, he suggested that a top-four finish would be an acceptable result this season, although he pointed out there are ‘a lot of teams and points’ – five points, to be exact – between Chelsea and the Champions League spots.
‘The title, ooh, far away, we have to be realistic at the same time,’ Tuchel said in his post-match press conference.
‘When you sign for Chelsea as manager it’s absolutely right you sign for the expectation to fight for titles; Premier League, Champions League and cups.
‘It’s absolutely clear, but at the same time we have to be realistic that there are a lot of teams and points between us and fourth.
‘So maybe it’s the best time now to step up in the middle of the season. Don’t lose the focus in looking too far.
‘Stay now and work on a daily basis on details and progression in our game, and points will follow.
‘I’m absolutely sure we have the capacity to hurt everybody in every league and competition and it’s my job to bring evidence of that as fast as possible.’
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