Chelsea are miles away from having the ability to compete for the Premier League title, in line with Jason Cundy.
The talkSPORT host and ex-Blues participant says Maurizio Sarri is ‘four of five players away’ from having a crew able to difficult Manchester City for the crown.
Chelsea welcome the league leaders to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening in a sport which just a few weeks in the past would have proved pivotal in the title race.
The Blues began the season in nice kind, protecting tempo with City and fellow challengers Liverpool by going the first 12 video games unbeaten.
But their kind has fallen by the wayside in latest weeks, slipping to defeats to Tottenham and Wolves, which have left them in fourth place and a full ten factors adrift of City.
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And Cundy believes the latest outcomes have highlighted simply how a lot the Blues squad wants a makeover.
Asked if Chelsea nonetheless have an opportunity of successful the title this season, Cundy instructed Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “No likelihood. Not a prayer.
“There is totally no approach that Chelsea are going to get anywhere near Manchester City.
“There are quite a lot of issues, for me.
“We want one other centre-half, two full-backs and undoubtedly, 100 per cent, a striker.
“Chelsea are four or five players off, I think, from even getting anywhere near the title.”
Cundy will not be anticipating three factors when Pep Guardiola’s facet go to the Bridge on Saturday night, both.
“You’ve got to go with City haven’t you,” he added.
“Man City have the players to actually harm Chelsea and Chelsea’s kind is a bit little bit of a priority.
“Having said that, if Chelsea perform to the level that we can we’ll make a game of it, but you’ve got to fancy City.”
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