Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel faces ‘impossible problem’ – Tim Sherwood – Metro.co.uk


Ex-footballer Tim Sherwood being interviewed on Sky Sports.
Tim Sherwood believes the Premier League title is heading to Chelsea (Picture: Sky Sports)

Tim Sherwood has backed Chelsea to win the Premier League this season but says Thomas Tuchel faces an ‘impossible problem’ to keep his entire squad happy at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues underlined their title credentials with a routine 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace on the opening weekend of the new season.

Chelsea are being tipped to win the Premier League for the first time since 2017 following their impressive form under Tuchel last season, with the German leading the club to Champions League glory and a FA Cup final.

Sherwood believes the Premier League title – which currently belongs to Manchester City – is heading to west London, but has warned Tuchel that it will be ‘impossible’ to keep his entire squad happy this season.

Chelsea boast one of the strongest squads in Europe, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic all battling for positions in the team.

‘They are definitely in the picture,’ Sherwood told Premier League productions when asked about Chelsea’s title prospects.

‘With that addition of Romelu Lukaku, they should have real belief that they can go on and win the title. They’ve got so many players in that squad.

Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel during a press conference.
Thomas Tuchel will need to manage his Chelsea squad carefully this season (Picture: Getty)

‘Thomas Tuchel’s problem is trying to keep them all happy, which is impossible to do unfortunately. But right now I’m going with Chelsea to win it.

‘Lukaku is a huge, huge plus for them. But obviously Harry Kane could still go to Man City or Man United this summer and that might change my mind. Kane at one of those clubs makes a big difference.’

Chelsea produced an impressive performance to beat London rivals Crystal Palace 3-0 at Stamford Bridge and Tuchel was happy with the display, especially considering the club had defeated Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup just three days earlier.

Tuchel said: ‘It’s never perfect. You always find something to do better. Given how we arrived to this after a match on Wednesday, long travel and today was very hot, we pushed some players over the limit in terms of minutes and physical preparation.

‘It was a very good game from the start to the end. We were well deserved winners. Big congratulations to the team. They did good and overcame tiredness.

‘We were pretty sharp. It looked easier than it was. Some players we pushed with 120 minutes over the line already and they stepped up again. We set our standards as high as possible. It was a huge team effort.’

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