Chelsea is currently in third place Premier League standings, with 62 points from 30 matches. The Blues are trailed by Tottenham with 57 points from 32 matches, and Arsenal with 54 points who have played 31 times.
Towards the end of the competition, Chelsea became the busiest team than its city rivals. Because, Timo Werner et al most competed in various competitions.
Apart from the Premier League, Chelsea can go far in various other competitions. In the English League Cup, they can get to the final, then in the Champions League, Chelsea to the quarter-finals. While in the FA Cup, Chelsea still have to concentrate because they can reach the final.
While Arsenal, the Gunners have been knocked out of the FA Cup since the third round, and stopped in the semi-finals of the English League Cup. This season, Bukayo Saka et al also did not appear in Europe.
Then Tottenham are also similar, having been eliminated from the Europa Conference League, ran aground in the fourth round of the FA Cup, and was stopped by Chelsea in the semifinals of the English League Cup. The focus of Tottenham and Arsenal is now living in the Premier League.
“They have been given a big advantage. I was not happy when Tottenham were eliminated from the Europa Conference League,” said Tuchel, reported by the Independent.
“Because I thought, I know what Antonio Conte can do with the team when they are focused and he can train them physically.”
“I think it will be a big boost for them in the domestic competition, and the same for Arsenal when they were knocked out of the Cup championship. I think it will be a big boost for them, because they have a very young and talented team,” he explained.
On Thursday (21/4/2022) early morning WIB, Chelsea will face Arsenal in the Premier League competition. Victory will make Chelsea at least away from the pursuit of rivals, or vice versa, losing will make the competition for the top four will be fierce.
(then / krs)