Following the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Serie A side, Inter Milan, former Juventus player and Super Eagles legend, Sunday Oliseh, believes Chelsea will dethrone Manchester City and win the 2021/2022 Premier League.
Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League last season, after the appointment of Thomas Tuchel, and will be hoping to win the Premier League for this campaign (their last league title was in 2016–17), and Oliseh believes they will win the EPL with the signing of Lukaku.
Oliseh wrote in his column that: “Chelsea are definitely, in my opinion, clear favourites to dominate this season. Manager Thomas Tuchel has definitely won over most skeptics with the conquest of the Champions League last season, coupled with an authoritative finish to the league season last year, beating defending champions, Pep Guardiola’s Man City, three times along the way, without a dominant fixed point striker.
The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner continued: “With the acquisition of Romelu Lukaku, fresh off a personal best season with Inter Milan, winning the Italian league as the league’s top striker, Chelsea can now further play with more variety that will definitely make them extremely competitive on all fronts. Don’t bet against Chelsea is my advice.
He then added that Tuchel is a disciplined tactician, he said: “In Thomas Turchel, Chelsea have a coach that has German discipline, the hunger to win, a fresh face and tactical soundness. By winning the season opener European Super Cup over giant killers, Villarreal of Spain and coupling it up, seemingly effortlessly by a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace, barely three days later to open their Premier League account for the season, all without Lukaku, it would be financial indiscipline to bet against European champions, Chelsea.”
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