Rio Ferdinand has backed Chelsea to win the Premier League title subsequent season and feels they need to do their utmost to signal Sergio Aguero this summer to assist increase their possibilities.
Thomas Tuchel has obtained the Blues firing once more by turning them right into a extra cohesive unit since his appointment as supervisor again in January.
They now look in good condition to land a high 4 spot domestically and have an FA Cup last and doubtlessly a Champions League last to come back.
Chelsea meet Real Madrid within the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday with an important away purpose already secured from the 1-1 attract Spain.
And Ferdinand believes Tuchel’s facet can build on their promising begin to his reign by reclaiming the Premier League crown in 2021/22.
“Have you seen Chelsea’s stats. They’re my team to win the league next year,” Ferdinand mentioned on his Vibe with Five podcast.
“Since Tuchel’s come they’re top of almost every category: goals conceded, chances created.
“They are significantly, this group what he’s executed getting in there deserves nothing however applause.”
Chelsea should arguably have been in contention for the title this season given their huge outlay of over £200million on new signings last summer.
Sadly at the expense of ex-boss Frank Lampard, many of their new recruits struggled to get going, with Timo Werner a particular target for criticism, but Ferdinand has tipped the German striker to overcome his difficult first year in England.
“Werner will bang subsequent year. It’s his first year within the nation, individuals are forgetting he’s settling into a brand new nation throughout a pandemic. This isn’t probably the most settling interval by the best way,” he said.
“Just are available in, he’s nonetheless obtained over 10 targets, over 10 assists, most purpose involvements on the membership.”
Tuchel is still thought to be seeking more firepower in attack, with Erling Haaland the ideal target, though the availability of Man City star Aguero on a free could be a tempting solution.
“I feel he [Aguero] stays within the Premier League,” Ferdinand added. “If I’m Chelsea I take him now. I’m going and get him.
“If I’m them I go and get Aguero if I can’t get Haaland or someone like that.”