Head Coach of Chelsea Football Club Thomas Tuchel has dropped his Candid Opinion on what he thinks about his club Competiting for titles this season following a large Influx of Covid-19 cases in the blues squad.

Thomas Tuchel who is coming from the back of a 1-1 draw against Brighton in Matchweek 19 of the Premier League has made it known in a post match interview that it would be "stupid" to think that Chelsea would Compete for titles this season considering the amount of Covid-19 affected Players in the team .

About Seven Chelsea Players are currently sidelined due to Covid-19 and Added to that the pair of Christensen and Reece James are also nursing Injuries, leaving Thomas Tuchel with a Dilapidated Blues Squad.

Speaking After the match against Brighton, When Quizzed if the blues can still compete for titles, Tuchel Replied: 

“How should we be in it? We have seven Covid cases. We have five or six players out for six or more weeks. How should we compete in a title race?

“Everyone else who has a full squad, everybody in training has the full power to come through this league.

“We would be stupid to think we can do it out of Covid and injuries and just play, and everybody would be stupid to do it without 23 fit players.”

Asked if the Premier League’s integrity has been lost through the differing Covid profiles of each team, Tuchel added: 

“This is the reality, this is where we are and we have to adapt to the demands of the situation which you are in.

“I competed very hard for the win at Brighton at home. I don’t know what I can expect from my players in terms of physicality, intensity or minutes. Nobody knows any more because we have never done something like this. We play trial and error and see what we can do.

“I will protect my team. We can play better but we need the full squad over weeks and weeks. It’s a hamstring injury for Reece James which is a huge blow, and a back injury for Andreas Christensen.”

After the draw against Brighton, Chelsea in second Position are now 8 Points behind League Leaders, Manchester City.

The Blues welcomes Liverpool to the Stamford Bridge in their Next Premier League game on the 2nd of January 2022.