Chelsea written off by pundits in top 4 at the start of the new season

Chelsea written off by pundits in top 4 at the start of the new season

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
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- Chelsea were not given the chance to make the Premier League's top four at the beginning of the season

- Top pundits in England did not give Frank Lampard's side a chance due to his young and inexperienced squad

- Chelsea are now on the brink of making it through into the Champions League

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Chelsea were written off for a Premier League top-four finish by some of the best pundits in England at the start of the season.

Frank Lampard invested in young players with a couple of experienced stars and right now, they are on the brink of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

The Blues on need a draw against Wolves to ensure their place among the top four teams in the English topflight division.

Chelsea ruled out of top 4 by pundits at start of season
Chelsea ruled out of top 4 by pundits at start of season. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The west London club could still finish in fourth place if they lose to Nuno Espirito Santo's and Manchester United grind a win against Leicester City.

All the pundits got it right by predicting Liverpool and Man City would finish in the top two, but most of them who chose Tottenham all got it wrong because Spurs have missed out already.

The last two slots will be occupied by either Man United, Chelsea or Leicester city depending on the final day fixtures.

Here are the predictions made by pundits at the start of the season

Graeme Souness - Manchester City, Liverpool Tottenham and Man United

Gary Neville - Manchester City, Liverpool Tottenham and Man United

Jamie Carragher - Manchester City, Liverpool Tottenham and Arsenal

Rio Ferdinand - Manchester City, Liverpool Tottenham and Man United

Martin Keown - Liverpool, manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Frank Lampard and Jurgen Klopp were involved in a heated exchange during Liverpool's 5-3 victory over Chelsea.

The Blues manager was spotted on camera using a foul language at his counterpart in an incident involving players from either side.

Matteo Kovacic tackled Sadio Mane as referee Andre Marriner blew the whistle for a free-kick as Lampard and Klopp clashed on the sidelines. also reported that Kepa Arrizabalaga conceded five goals in their penultimate game against Liverpool which is eight per cent of Chelsea's all-time Premier League record.

The Blues have let in 54 goals all season, the highest of any team in the top-half on the league standings and Chelsea's worst since Abramovich took over.

Fourteenth placed Crystal Palace and Brighton who are in 16th position have conceded less than the Stamford Bridge outfit this term.

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