According to a supercomputer, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham are all among the top 20 performing clubs in the world this season. It follows a hectic year for all three clubs.
The Blues may be upset with how their season finished after such a promising start in the Premier League. However, they slowed somewhat and had to settle for third place and qualification for next year’s Champions League.
Tottenham, who made a late dash for a top-four finish under Antonio Conte, will join them in the competition. Against all odds, the Italian worked his magic and finished fourth.
That leaves Arsenal, who, despite a fairly promising season, will have to return to the Europa League. While Mikel Arteta’s youthful team had excelled, they came up short in the end.
In light of the season’s finish, FiveThirtyEight has developed worldwide rankings based on each club’s performance. Chelsea is the highest-ranked London club, ranking fourth in the world.
Tottenham is ninth, slightly behind Barcelona, and Arsenal is sixteenth in the performance rankings. It illustrates the distance between all three clubs, maybe showing the disparity between them in terms of final league place.
However, it also demonstrates the supremacy of two other Premier League clubs, Manchester City and Liverpool, who are ranked first and second, respectively. Brighton is a small surprise in the top 20, sitting in 18th place after excelling under Graham Potter.
While the campaign is ended, the leaderboard might reveal which teams need to improve in order to reach the top. The summer transfer window currently provides them with the ideal opportunity to do so.
Chelsea eyeing Monaco’s defender – Badiashile
Speaking of transfers, Chelsea is keeping an eye on Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile, who is also wanted by Newcastle United.
The France Under-21 captain has two years remaining on his Monaco contract and has been linked to a number of teams throughout Europe in recent transfer windows.
The teenage defender has been extensively linked with a move to the Premier League, with numerous teams reportedly showing interest.
They have made no real steps for him, and Monaco have yet to determine whether to sell Badiashile.
However, the defender’s interest persists, and he might be on his way to the Premier League this summer.
The Frenchman is well regarded and might be on his way out of Monaco in the next few months.