Rio Ferdinand says Chelsea are his massive favourites to win the Premier League title subsequent season and is satisfied Timo Werner will ‘bang’ in entrance of aim regardless of the German’s profligacy in his maiden marketing campaign.
The west Londoners have been enjoying at an exceptionally excessive commonplace since Thomas Tuchel took cost, dropping simply one in every of his 15 Premier League matches, reaching the semi-final of the Champions League and progressing to the ultimate of the FA Cup after seeing off Manchester Metropolis.
They’re subsequent in motion on Wednesday evening towards Actual Madrid within the second leg of their semi-final, having secured a doubtlessly decisive away aim in a 1-1 draw within the Spanish capital final week.
Ferdinand has been blown away by Chelsea’s enchancment below Tuchel and believes they’ve already laid down a marker because the crew to beat subsequent season.
‘Have you ever seen Chelsea’s stats by the best way? Chelsea are my crew to win the league subsequent yr,’ Ferdinand defined on his Vibe with Five YouTube show.
‘Since Tuchel has are available in, they’re prime of virtually each class: objectives conceded, possibilities created.
‘What he’s performed getting into there, you are able to do nothing however give him applause man. It’s unbelievable.’
German striker Werner has are available in for some criticism in his first season with Chelsea and, regardless of the membership’s glorious run of type, has solely netted two league objectives below Tuchel and is but to register within the Champions League below his compatriot.
Werner has been responsible of lacking plenty of gilt-edged possibilities, however he has offered for his teammates – laying on 13 assists in all competitions – and Ferdinand is satisfied he will re-find his scoring contact very, very quickly.
‘Werner will bang. Werner will bang subsequent yr,’ stated the previous Manchester United defender.
‘It’s his first yr within the nation. Persons are forgetting he’s settling in – throughout a pandemic by the best way. This isn’t the best settling-in interval.
‘He’s simply are available in, he’s nonetheless obtained over 10 objectives, he’s nonetheless obtained over 10 assists by the best way. Probably the most aim involvements on the membership.’
Chelsea have been anticipating an even bigger aim return from each Werner and fellow summer season signing Kai Havertz and the Blues are believed to have made a brand new quantity 9 their prime switch goal, with Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero all linked with a transfer to west London.
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