Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has predicted that Chelsea will finish outside the top four in the Premier League this season with their coach, Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea are currently in the fifth position in the Premier League table with 39 points from 23 matches, but Ferdinand believes Tuchel’s side will not qualify for the Champions League next season, adding that Leicester will finish ahead. of the Blues.
Last season, Chelsea finished fourth ahead of Leicester City, and they have maintained their place in the top four so far this season.
“I think there is a bit too much to do may be,” Ferdinand told BT Sport at the weekend when asked about Chelsea’s top-four chances.
“Leicester are still a fairly consistent team and I think the other teams will just be able to stay ahead of them.
“I think Tuchel will get it right there, I do like him as a manager. I think the players have taken to him immediately but I think there will be a little bit to do may be to get in there.
“I would not be surprised if they did, but that is what I have gone for. I think the remit is 100% Champions League football at a minimum once he’s gone in there. We will have to see with the way that regime is run he could get the sack.
“I think Frank’s [Lampard] sitting at home saying I could have got that team in the top four.”