Chelsea: Frank Leboeuf sends Champions League warning to Thomas Tuchel


Frank Leboeuf has played down Chelsea’s Champions League chances (Pictures: Getty/YouTube)

Frank Leboeuf has warned Chelsea that it is ‘unrealistic’ and ‘almost impossible’ to win the Champions League again this season.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were crowned European champions in May after they beat Premier League rivals Manchester City 1-0 in the final in Porto.

The Blues have continued to impress this term, winning five of their seven Premier League matches to climb to the top of the table ahead of Saturday’s trip to Brentford.

But despite Chelsea’s success, Leboeuf has played down the club’s chances of retaining the Champions League trophy.

‘A failure for a big club like Chelsea, Liverpool or both from Manchester is to win nothing,’ the former defender told Ladbrokes.

‘I’m not sure if any of the fans of those four clubs would be happy with just the Carabao Cup. The club doesn’t care about it and the fans don’t care about it, what they want is at least the FA Cup, if not the Premier League or Champions League.

‘Only one team can win each competition, though, and Chelsea have been lucky enough to win the Champions League last season but it was kind of a miracle really.

Chelsea beat Manchester City in last season's Champions League final

Chelsea beat Manchester City in last season’s Champions League final (Picture: Getty)

‘Tuchel came in and changed some stuff and it worked and nobody expected Chelsea to win. Right now an FA Cup would be nice for Chelsea and the Premier League or the Champions League would be absolutely fantastic.

‘The Champions League is the most unrealistic of the three because it was only Real Madrid that was able to win it three times consecutively; I would love Chelsea to win it just two times in a row but this is why it is unrealistic.

‘Chelsea won it last season and to win it again would be great but almost impossible if we read the stats.’

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Source : metro

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