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Can Chelsea repeat as Premier League champions?

10 August 2017

"I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea, win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, as well as win titles with the Selecao (Brazil) and a World Cup", he concluded. Playing as a striker, he didn't score in either match.

The season starts with uncertainty surrounding the future of a number of high-profile players.

Cahill also expects the club's board to be busy during the remainder of the transfer window, admitting he is concerned by the Blues' relatively small squad.

The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. The impasse between Antonio Conte and Diego Costa might not have been much of a surprise given their training ground spat in January though it could not have played out worse for the club after Costa torpedoed Chelsea's bargaining position by revealing he was no longer wanted in London.

Antonio Conte confirms Alvaro Morata in line for Chelsea start
However, the Brazil-born Spain global won't be able to play for the La Liga outfit until January, due to their transfer ban.

Liverpool would narrowly miss out on Champions League qualification in fifth, while Jose Mourinho's Manchester United would finish sixth for a second successive season.

With days running out to replace him, if he does go, Liverpool would find it very hard to secure a player who can have a similar influence on the side than Coutinho himself.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has claimed over and over again he has concerns over his squad, and the fact he does not have enough players to compete on all fronts come next season.

These loan deals allow Chelsea's youngsters to gain experience in England's top flight, but also the Blues know they are providing lower calibre teams with young players who have the ability to cause damage to their Premier League rivals. "He won the Champions League with Madrid and he now needs to play regularly", as reported by Sky Sports.

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The 25-year-old signed a five-year contract with PSG last Thursday after his world-record $262 million transfer was completed.

The price therefore of 3/4 (1.75) for Chelsea to win and keep a clean sheet is worthy of interest, and two of the three Premier League games between these sides at Stamford Bridge have finished 3-0 to the hosts.

A nightmare run of form in January and February wrecked Liverpool's last campaign, and that suspicion of inconsistency remains.

Three weeks remain in the transfer window, leaving Chelsea plenty of time to secure the extra bodies they need before any lack of depth starts to bite. My idea was to give Bakayoko the right time to adapt in this league behind Matic.

"But sometimes you must accept this insane transfer market, and sometimes you must accept different decisions".

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There most noted signing is the return of Wayne Rooney to his spiritual home, as well as £88 million spent on players like Jordan Pickford, Davy Klassen and Michael Keane.

Can Chelsea repeat as Premier League champions?