Chelsea have to be realistic about catching up with Premier League leaders Manchester City this season, manager Thomas Tuchel said, adding that the club's personnel issues have contributed to their dip in form.
City are 11 points clear of Chelsea after winning their last 11 league games in a row and are aiming to win their fourth title under manager Pep Guardiola. “It is a winning machine. It is not only about having an advantage, it is making it an advantage. They are very good, they are relentless,” Tuchel said of City.
“They know what it takes to produce these high-point seasons over and over again. We will never stop believing or pushing but we have to be realistic. When you look at 2021 (last season's league table), we are 20 points behind. You have to be careful that you are ambitious but not over-ambitious and do not to get frustrated by not catching Man City in the first half year.”