The Blues are unbeaten in seven Premier League games after Tuchel was appointed to replace Frank Lampard. Four wins bagged and three draws including a draw with Manchester United 0-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (28/3).
Even more promising is the Chelsea defense is so strong. Ruediger et al. only conceded two goals and scored eight goals.
With the progress made, Chelsea are starting to be favorites again to finish in the top four. Currently the Blue is perched in fifth place in the Premier League standings with 44 points, 18 points away from Manchester City at the top.
There are at least six other teams competing for qualification tickets to the Champions League next season. Chelsea will not only compete with Manchester United (50 points), Leicester City (49 points) and Liverpool (43 points), but also with West Ham (45 points) and Everton (43 points).
Antonio Ruediger insist, Chelsea are less realistic when thinking about chasing Man City. However, to finish in the top four Chelsea’s chances are still wide open.
“It depends on us. We still have a lot of games to play and also against direct rivals. So the fight is still up to us,” Ruediger told the official website. Chelsea.
“What the coach brings in is his style of play, detailed work and excellent defensive form at the moment,” continued the Germany international.
“Our target is to arrive in the top four. We don’t need to look at Manchester City for now because they are too far away, but with the top four, things are still open,” he concluded. Ruediger about opportunities Chelsea.
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