How good are the blues?
A lot has been made in recent weeks of how well Chelsea have conducted business within the transfer market. There is no denying that the Blues have acquired some of Europe’s elite talent that will certainly bolster an already gifted squad of players. So far Chelsea have spent £200.88m on their acquisition and will be hoping that they are competing for the biggest honours this season.
The signings of Kai Havertz (£72m), Timo Werner (£47.7m), Ben Chilwell (£45.18), Hakim Ziyech (£36m), Thiago Silva (free) and Malang Sarr (free) have caught the eyes and shows the intention of the Club going forward (they mean business). If these players can hit the ground running then you’d be a fool not to consider them as potential title contenders. Are they good enough the help Chelsea compete? Yes, they absolutely are. I respect Giroud for the job he has done and likewise Abraham, however it is difficult to see either of them getting the nod ahead of Werner (I just can’t see it).
In addition, Thiago Silva at the back will bring some leadership qualities and organisation that they require to advance to the next level. Chilwell, proved he is more than capable at premier league level after his exploits at Leicester so that’s an added bonus for Chelsea. Slot Havertz in midfield alongside Kante and the dream becomes a reality not to mention a potential front 3 forward line consisting of Werner, Ziyech and the outstanding Pulisic.
On paper their starting eleven is as good as any but to compete for top honours your squad has to be of the same calibre and I think Chelsea have that this time round. When you look at their depth it’s littered with ability and players that contributed to helping Manager Frank Lampard achieve a top four finish at his first attempt. You look at Barkley, Abraham (16 goals last season), Mount (impressive), Giroud, Reece James (had a great season), Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi and a few others. These are all good players that have plenty to offer if and when given the opportunity. So as the question asks , can Chelsea win the league? Yes Yes Yes, they most certainly can. It won’t be easy but they definitely have a strong chance (and no I’m not a Chelsea supporter).