Ask The Fans: Can Chelsea Keep Up With Their Top Four Rivals?

We caught up with @siphillipssport to ask him about his expectations for Chelsea this season
06:55, 04 Aug 2022

As the new Premier League season creeps ever closer, we’ve decided to check in with fans of all 20 clubs to gauge their opinions on everything from their expectations to the league’s winners and losers. 

In this edition we catch up with Chelsea fan Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) to ask him about Chelsea’s key men and his Premier League predictions.

Thomas Tuchel has brought in Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly into a squad which many think could be the closest challengers to Liverpool and Manchester City next season. Keeping Reece James and Ben Chilwell fit could be vital for Chelsea if they are to challenge, while finding a consistent attacking unit will be high on Tuchel’s agenda.

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What are your expectations for the season ahead and where do you think you will finish in the league?

The way things are transpiring with our transfer movements over the last week or so then we should really be mounting a serious challenge to the top of the league, as long as the rumoured names we are pursuing come off. We are two or three signings off challenging right now and things are looking very promising.

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Which player do you think will have the best season and why?

Raheem Sterling. He has the edge over any of our other attackers and takes us up a level. We haven't had a player who can make something out of nothing like he does since Eden Hazard, and I think we will soon become reliant on his impact.

Which player do you think will surprise other fans/pundits this season and why?

Trevoh Chalobah. He quietly had a decent season last time out and, providing he gets the game time, his progression will go up another level this season. We might even see him play in midfield depending on circumstances, and I think he will surprise many there.

Which team will win the league?

Manchester City.

Which three teams will be relegated?

Wolves, Bournemouth and Fulham.

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