Cesar Azpilicueta explained why Chelsea couldn’t challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.
The Blues had an outstanding performance in the second half of 2020/21 under Thomas Tuchel, returning to the top four and, of course, winning the Champions League.
And after spending large sums on the appropriate number 9 to help with the lack of goals, Chelsea were expected to compete with the aforementioned two teams in the Premier League.
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Why didn’t Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool compete in the English Premier League?
However, Chelsea are currently 12 points from Manchester City and 11 from Liverpool. It’s true that the West Londoners have a game in hand on both sides, but even if they win, they’re still out of the title picture.
So why, then, could Chelsea not put up a proper title challenge?
Well, Cesar Azpilicueta gave an explanation recently and cited the number of games Chelsea had to play as the reason:
“The reality from last season is that we closed the difference between them (Liverpool and Man City) in the Premier League, but not enough to challenge for the title,” Azpilicueta said. She said At Wembley Stadium after his team’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
“We reached the Carabao Cup final and lost on penalties. In both Premier League matches [against Liverpool] We drew both.
“In the final, it’s different – one game. We have to show consistency so we can compete against Manchester City and Liverpool [in the league] Because they showed great consistency in winning consecutive matches and maintaining a high level of consistency. This is what we are looking for. To continue to bridge the gap and improve our team. We have a wonderful group. Everyone is pushing hard. We have great competition.
We had to deal with injuries and the Covid situation. We didn’t have a game postponed. We are the team with the most matches in Europe. Everything is the result of our success.
We were in the Carabao Cup final, the FA Cup final, the Champions League quarter-final, the Club World Cup and the Super Cup. It is part of the consequences of ourselves, that we are always paying for everything. “We never choose an easy competition. We go to each competition until the end and we will continue to do the same.”
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