Like any team in Europe, especially those who have key players that are Africans, the headache of how the team responds without those players is one that has occupied that mind of many football fan.
Today’s article will be centered on factors that might hinder Chelsea FC’s chances of scooping the Premier League and Champions League. Here’s we go:
1. AFCON PLAYERS:
Chelsea FC would be losing top players to the African Cup Of Nations Competition (AFCON) that would be starting early next year. Those Chelsea FC that would be called up are ‘pillars’ who had lived up to were important in Chelsea FC Champions League and Premier League campaign last season.
These players include:
The undisputed Chelsea shot stopper has been very pivotal for Chelsea both this season and last season. He has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. So far, he has kept 23 clean sheets in 45 appearances for the blues.
This season, Hakim Ziyech has been on top form getting goal contributions in almost all matches he has played in. The Moroccan international is one who would be looking to go for the trophy when the AFCON competition starts in January. So far, this season for Chelsea, he has 3 goals and 4 assists already this season.
2. THOMAS TUCHEL TACTICS:
Undoubtedly, Thomas Tuchel has cemented his name as one of the best coaches in the world. He showed his class last season when he outclassed other Champions League coaches to win the UEFA Champions League. This season, he has been outclassed by teams when it comes to aspects of the game such as chance creation, teams like Zenit St. Petersburg and Leeds United have been perfect example of teams that outplayed Chelsea FC although some might argue that it what matters is the three points.