Chelsea’s hopes of a top-four finish in the League are looking increasingly bleak as they are now 11 points adrift of Spurs with a game in hand after playing out a 1-1 stalemate with West Ham on Sunday.
According to Former Arsenal player, Paul Merson, Chelsea are in danger of becoming another Arsenal, the Former player published an article on Daily Star.
‘Antonio Conte is on his way out, but I can’t see the owner spending bundles of money in the summer. I can see Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois leaving.
‘These are worrying times for Chelsea. I don’t see any way back for them. I think they’re going to be also-rans again next season.
‘Other teams have come flying past them and will only get stronger. Tottenham and Liverpool are already ahead of them.’
‘It’s a big worry because that Chelsea team isn’t good enough and whoever takes over from Conte in the summer is going to realise that pretty quick.’
Despite winning the Premier League last season, this campaign has been a miserable one for Chelsea, who have struggled for consistency in the top flight and were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona at the last-16 stage.
There is still an opportunity for Chelsea to experience glory this season in the FA Cup, where they will face Southampton in the semi-finals, but the club’s league form is of great concern.
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