The Blues endured a stuttering begin below Frank Lampard however haven’t lacked for objectives, scoring 11 already in 5 video games, a determine solely bettered by title challengers Liverpool and Manchester City.
Striker Tammy Abraham bagged three as Chelsea beat Wolves 5-2 on their final Premier League outing and the England striker is one in all a variety of Blues to have impressed Klopp.
‘Tammy Abraham is now a £60m player. Mason Mount for sure if not more. [Callum] Hudson-Odoi was before that already,’ Klopp mentioned.
‘Jorginho is not that young but not that long in the league. You have [N’Golo] Kante who appears like he might play for the following 20 years.
‘It’s unbelievable. [Mateo] Kovacic, [Ross] Barkley, then the skilled guys round them. Pedro, Willian, [Olivier] Giroud from the bench. [Michy] Batshuayi.’
Chelsea’s 5 objectives in opposition to Wolves all got here courtesy of gamers aged 21 or youthful who had come by the academy system.
Lampard has been compelled to blood among the youthful members of the squad as a result of he was unable to put money into the enjoying workers over the summer season resulting from Chelsea’s switch ban, which is able to final till the tip of the season.
But Klopp believes they had been nicely ready for the sanctions.
‘If there’s one membership on the planet who a switch ban didn’t hit that dangerous, it was most likely Chelsea due to the switch coverage they did in the previous couple of years with all these gamers on mortgage, and high-quality gamers,’ Klopp added.
‘Abraham scored 20-something objectives final 12 months.
‘It’s not that he discovered the place the aim is at Chelsea, he’d discovered it already.
‘All my respect to them. They are a proper contender for pretty much everything.’
He additionally mentioned: ‘Chelsea had a couple of problems but they have sorted it well. I don’t assume they anticipated [to lose to Valencia] but it surely’s Champions League and it could possibly occur.
‘It’s a very thrilling workforce. It jogs my memory slightly little bit of my workforce at Dortmund just a few years in the past after they had been actually younger.
‘People at all times talked about how younger they had been however they solely performed as a result of they had been that good.
‘They brought in Christian Pulisic. I’m undecided 100 per cent in regards to the cash, £50/60m or one thing like that. All the gamers round him have the identical worth.’
Klopp’s Liverpool will tackle Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday (4.30pm kick-off).