John Barnes: Chelsea not ready to challenge Liverpool, Manchester City

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Former Liverpool star, John Barnes, does not think Chelsea can catch the top two in the Premier League next season.

The Blues have made impressive transfer moves in Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

They also want to sign Kai Havertz, a left-back, and a first-team goalkeeper.

But Barnes thinks even with such moves, they would be behind the Reds and Manchester City.

Speaking to BonusCodeBets, the England legend said: “I definitely feel like Chelsea can challenge for the top four again next season, but I don’t necessarily think they can challenge Manchester City and Liverpool just yet.

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“However, they will become more competitive and get closer to the top two teams in the Premier League with the signings they have made. Signing Ziyech, Werner, and potentially more is clearly a strong indication that Chelsea are there to compete next season.

“I am sure they will be in the top four again, but I don’t think they will be ready to make a move for first or second place in the league just yet.”

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