Avram Grant makes bold differentiation between Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea and Manchester City

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Chelsea may be a long way off the pace set by Premier League leaders Manchester City this season, but Thomas Tuchel might just have the tools to make sure that is not the case next season.

Former Chelsea manager and director of football Avram Grant believes Thomas Tuchel’s squad is as good as Manchester City’s.

Tuchel has taken Chelsea by storm, leading them on a run of 11 games unbeaten across all competitions heading into this evening’s Premier League clash with Everton

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And that might be because he has a top-level squad at his disposal, including ‘one of the best defenders in the Premier League’.

Speaking about Chelsea’s current crop on Dubai Eye 103.8 Sport, former Blues boss Grant said: “They have a very good goalkeeper and they have good defenders. [Antonio] Rudiger, for me, is one of the best defenders in the Premier League and you see it now when he’s playing and they have good midfield players, [N’Golo] Kante and others.

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“I think what’s happened is that they have a very good team and squad but tell me one position where they have a top, top player now. Top, I mean like David Silva or others. I don’t think so.”

Chelsea fans will be hoping that is the case as they look to dethrone likely champions Manchester City next season when Tuchel will be taking on his first full season in charge at Stamford Bridge.


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