Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel sends warning to Manchester City

Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has warned Manchester City and the rest of the Premier League that he’s taking the new season seriously.

Chelsea finished 19 points behind Premier League champions Manchester City but ThomasTuchel has fired warning to Pep Guardiola ahead of the new season.

Manchester City and Liverpool are seen as the favourites yet again to win the league next season, but Thomas Tuchel has claimed he’s motivated to challenge both teams.

Tuchel also hailed Manchester City and Liverpool as the best teams ever to play in the Premier League.

“The stakes are high and we’re competing not only against the best teams who have ever played in the Premier League but also the best coaches,” said Tuchel.

“We come from sanctions, we come from losing top-quality players, key players, we are a club in transition, in transition of ownership, we were behind in the transfer race and we were behind in the table. So we have things to improve.

“The signing of Raheem shows what we’re capable of doing, it shows the ambition of the club and the ownership and it’s good because we’re all here to win and compete.

“We love to compete and we love the challenge at the very top. For that we need signings of new quality players or otherwise there’s no chance.”