Former defender Frank Leboeuf has warned Chelsea that winning the Champions League again this season is “almost impossible”.
Thomas Tuchel and his players lifted the prestigious trophy earlier this year after beating Manchester City 1-0 in Porto, thanks to a goal from Kai Havertz.
So far, they are flying in the Premier League and hope to qualify in the group stage in Europe this time, but Leboeuf is still on the ground.
Frank Leboeuf has told Chelsea that retaining the Champions League is ‘unrealistic’
“A failure of a great club like Chelsea, Liverpool or both from Manchester is to win nothing,” he said. Ladbrokes.
“I’m not sure if any of the fans from those four clubs would be happy with just the Carabao Cup.
‘The club does not care and the fans do not care, what they want is at least the FA Cup, if not the Premier League or the Champions League.
Former defender Leboeuf even believes that lifting the trophy again will be ‘almost impossible’
Thomas Tuchel and his players beat Manchester City in Porto to win the cup earlier this year.
However, only one team can win each competition, and Chelsea were lucky enough to win the Champions League last season, but it was something of a miracle.
Tuchel came in and changed a few things and it worked and no one expected Chelsea to win.
“Right now, an FA Cup would be good for Chelsea and the Premier League or the Champions League would be absolutely fantastic.
‘The Champions League is the least realistic of the three because only Real Madrid could win it three times in a row.
Chelsea beat Zenit St. Petersburg in their first group match after a good header from Romelu Lukaku
“I would love for Chelsea to win it just twice in a row, but that’s why it’s unrealistic.
“Chelsea won it last season and to win it again would be great, but almost impossible if we read the statistics.”
The Blues beat Zenit St. Petersburg in their first Champions League tie this season, but fell 1-0 at the hands of Juventus before the international break.
In the wake of the setback, coach Tuchel lamented the indifferent pace and lack of freshness of his team.
But then he suffered a setback in Turin, having fallen in a narrow 1-0 defeat against Juventus.
“Disappointed,” Tuchel said. We are all disappointed. It was the tough game we expected. You have to play with zero errors in the center of the field and take risks at the right time. To do this you need to be in rhythm, make good decisions.
“We didn’t feel fresh today, mentally. We were training yesterday. Today it was not like that. I do not know why. If you need any proof, look at the two first-half turnovers and the cheap goal we gave away.
‘I felt like we were slow, tired, mentally slow with our decision making. We had ball possession, a lot of recoveries but two crucial turnovers. You can’t have this at this kind of level. ‘
Chelsea will then face a double bill against the Malmo minnows in Group H and provided they get two more wins they are expected to fall for knockouts.
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