If you thought Frank Lampard being happy with Chelsea’s squad and claiming he didn’t need any signings even was the most shocking claim of Tuesday, then you’re wrong.
Olivier Giroud has come out and made a claim that is quite possibly the most bonkers of the season, and the campaign has yet to begin.
What’s being said?
Giroud has come out and claimed that Chelsea can challenge the two powerhouses Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title next season.
He said: “The Champions League is very tough. We’ve got a talented squad, but it’s quite young. Everybody knows the Champions League is a lot about the experience.”
“We’re going to fight in every competition – but the main target will be to compete with City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.” (Source: Goal)
Slow down there, Giroud
As far as goals and ambitions for the new season go, Giroud’s maybe the most unrealistic.
The 32-year-old himself will know the struggle that lies ahead for the club in the Premier League after he finished with just two goals in 27 games last season. The France international struggled so badly, he was overtaken by Gonzalo Higuain, who joined halfway through the season on loan.
Along with the struggles up front, Chelsea leaked goals regularly last season conceding 56 in all competitions.
Claiming that Chelsea can challenge for the title with the club currently under a two-window transfer ban is ludicrous. Chelsea, and Giroud specifically, need to spend the summer looking into more realistic targets that will benefit the club next season.