Merson explains why the ‘unfavourable’ Chelsea will lose out on the top 4

Arsenal hero Paul Merson believes Chelsea will miss out on a top-four finish for Liverpool due to their “unfavourable” football.

The Blues have began life under Thomas Tuchel superb with six wins from his first eight video games on the helm in all competitions.

Their good type within the Premier League has seen them move back into competition for the top 4 positions with Chelsea – who welcome Manchester United on Sunday – now solely two points behind fourth-placed West Ham.


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Nonetheless, Merson believes it’s their advance restrictions that may finally cost them within the race for Champions League football.

“Thomas Tuchel must get Mason Mount and Timo Werner to play nearer collectively for Chelsea,” Merson wrote within the Each day Star.

“There’s an excessive amount of going on extensive with overlays and crosses for anybody within the field on the moment, and nothing coming by way of the center. They’ve a whole lot of the ball however the opposition keeper doesn’t need to be the man of the struggle to cease them scoring bundles.

“I nonetheless assume Liverpool will finish within the top 4 forward of them as a result of I am unable to see Chelsea blowing anybody away enjoying this manner. What number of instances does Mount move to Werner, or vice versa? It’s totally small. They need to be extra related to one another.

“It seems good, however it’s kind of unfavourable. Personally, I feel Tuchel will get issues proper. It is just going to wish time. I’ve said all alongside that Chelsea are set up for three on the back. However it would take some time to get it proper.

“They usually do not need to win the league with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as their two forward facilities.”

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