Thomas Tuchel Admits That Depleted Chelsea Are Out Of The Premier League Title Race. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has stated that his team would not be competing in the Premier League in 2021-22. Last night, Tuchel’s Blues drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge with Brighton and Hove Albion. With Romelu Lukaku’s 28th-minute header, they were on the verge of a tense triumph over a dominant Seagulls team. Brighton, on the other hand, fought back in injury time in the second half to earn a draw via Danny Welbeck.
Last night’s result is a true reflection that Chelsea will have to dig deep if they are to keep up with Manchester City in the title race. After 20 games, Chelsea is eight points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 29, 2021
“Everyone else who has a full squad, everybody in training has the full power to come through this league. We would be stupid to think we can do it [win the Premier League] out of COVID and injuries. Just play and everybody would be stupid to do it without 23 fit players.”
“How should we be in it? We have seven Covid cases. We have five or six players out for six or more weeks. How should we compete in a title race?”
Following the draw against Brighton, Chelsea’s increasing injury list gained a few of new additions. Andreas Christensen was replaced at halftime owing to a back ailment, while Reece James walked off in the first half with a hamstring injury.
Chelsea have now lost points in four of their previous seven Premier League games, drawing against Brighton. The absence of many first-team players, notably Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell, has not benefited Tuchel’s team.
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 29, 2021
Manchester City’s dominance in the Premier League, which has seen them win their past ten games, is also terrible news for the Blues. The Cityzens don’t appear to be decelerating, and they’ve looked sturdy in all parts of the game.