Christian Pulisic has talked up Chelsea’s chances of claiming the 2021/22 Premier League crown and claims that ‘anything is possible after they won the Champions League title.
Thomas Tuchel led the West London club to a stunning Champions League title last campaign as the Blues beat Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Porto and Manchester City to claim the competition for the second time in their history.
The Blues will now be expected to challenge for the Premier League trophy, having finished in the fourth spot last season, 19 points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s City.
Pulisic reveals that Chelsea’s Champions League win is yet to ‘sink in’ but says the success will give him and his team confidence as they bid to claim the Premier League title for the first time since 2017.
‘I don’t know if it’s totally sunk in yet, it was such an incredible achievement,’ Pulisic told Standard Sport. ‘It’s starting to hit us – it gives us a lot of confidence.
“To be the champions of Europe, it wasn’t an easy journey. We’ve seen now that we can compete with those top teams, so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t feel that way.
‘They [Manchester City] were one of the best teams last season and to beat them a few times gives us confidence. We have such a strong squad, so I would say anything’s possible.’
Pulisic has become a key player at Stamford Bridge since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund. However, he still faces substantial competition at Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi rivalling him for a place in the starting XI.
On the competition at West London club, Pulisic added: ‘That’s a great thing about our team, that we have so much depth and so many strong players.
‘We have so many games that you’re going to get your time, so it’s just about making the most of your chances.’
Premier League giants will face a daunting start to the 2021-22 campaign, starting a season with a London derby against Crystal Palace on the opening day before taking on Liverpool, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Tottenham and Manchester City.