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Opinion: One Mistake That Could Cost Chelsea The EPL Title This Season

Opinion: One Mistake That Could Cost Chelsea The EPL Title This Season

Chelsea Fc have made a very strong start to the 2021/2022 football campaign, as the blues are currently without a defeat in their opening three games thus far, and currently occupy 4th place on the premier league log.

Thomas Tuchel’s team has been earmarked as one of the favorites to challenge for this season’s Epl title, as the have one of the strongest squads in the league at present.

The addition of the likes of Romelu Lukaku & Saul Niguez this summer only but makes the Chelsea team even more stronger, as they hope to mount a serious title challenge.

Despite the strength in depth of the Chelsea team, i thus feel the West London club made a big mistake in the just ended summer transfer market which could cost them the Epl title, and i will thus be stating it in this article.


I feel the decision to let go of Kurt Zouma without bringing in an adequate replacement may affect Chelsea in the long run.

The blues are used to playing a three at the back system which has guaranteed them huge success under current manager Thomas Tuchel.

One of the major requirements to be able to play three at back has to be the availability of capable center backs in your team, unlike a back four system.

As it stands, Chelsea only has three well recognized natural center backs at the club in the persons of Christensen, Rudiger, and Thiago Silva.

With the sale of Zouma to Westham, should there be any serious injury concern to either of Chelsea’s three center backs, Thomas Tuchel could be left with no quality option to fill in their shoes.

Which is why i feel selling Zouma was a huge mistake, and the fact that Chelsea couldn’t secure a replacement, could go a long way in affecting their challenge for the premier league title this season.

Do you think Chelsea’s inability to replace Zouma will affect their title challenge?

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