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“Fair enough”- Tuchel claims Tottenham used Abramovich saga to overtake Chelsea this summer

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Thomas Tuchel claims Tottenham Hotspur used Roman Abramovich saga to catch up to Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel is set to welcome Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Chelsea finished last season as the third-best team in the Premier League, with Spurs just one place below them.

Speaking to reporters (h/t Daily Mail for quotes) before the showdown tomorrow, Tuchel stated that Spurs have used Chelsea’s instability induced due to the ownership situation to good effect.

“They [Tottenham Hotspur] took advantage of the situation which is fair enough and which is what they do in this kind of league. We try to find solutions to win this game and to be on our highest level. It can also help to have a big match like this very early, it lifts you up and gives you a push that is sometimes also needed.”

Roman Abramovich, the then-owner of Chelsea, was sanctioned by the UK Government in March of this year. As a result, the Russian billionaire put the club up for sale, which led to the Todd Boehly consortium becoming our new owners this summer.

Thomas Tuchel is the manager of Chelsea since replacing Frank Lampard in January 2021.
Thomas Tuchel is the manager of Chelsea since replacing Frank Lampard in January 2021. (GETTY Images)

Perhaps Tuchel is referring to Spurs’ transfer window, where they have had a very good time so far. The Lilywhites have already signed Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Clement Lenglet (loan from Barcelona), Djed Spence, and Richarlison this summer.

Spurs steal a march

We are now close to making Udinese’s Destiny Udogie our seventh signing of the summer. On the other hand, Spurs also have retained their core group of first-team stars.

Chelsea can’t boast the same. The Blues saw Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger leave the club on free transfers this summer, while Timo Werner sealed a return to RB Leipzig earlier this month.

They have managed to add Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, but it just doesn’t seem enough. With Romelu Lukaku going to Inter Milan on loan, it is evident that centre-forward, along with centre-back, is a position where Tuchel needs strengthening.

It remains to be seen how the two teams will line up tomorrow and if we will get to see some of our new signings start the game. The club beat Southampton 4-1 last weekend but Antonio Conte did not start any of our new arrivals.

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