Man City can’t buy Premier League title, warns Kalou

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
salomon kalou(Photo: Ryu Voelkel)

salomon kalou

Salomon Kalou has warned Manchester City that they cannot buy their way to the top of the Premier League.

The Chelsea forward believes that new signings are not the key to success and claims his Stamford Bridge side are still the team to beat.

“Just because you bring in 10 new players every year doesn’t mean you are going to finish top of the table,” Kalou said.

“City did the same thing last season and finished fifth and I am not sure if they’ll be any stronger this time.

“Spending a lot of money on new signings doesn’t guarantee anything. There are still teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool who will always be at the top.

“Manchester City can do well because they have brought good players in this year but the reality is on the pitch. You can have 10 new players and it doesn’t guarantee you anything.

“It’s good to keep the same team. This is the squad that won the league and FA Cup double last season. We know how to win. We’ll try to bring some youth players through and they will show their quality. From there, we will have a good squad ready for the Premier League and Champions League.

“We are still the team to beat; we are the champions. But everyone will come hard to try to beat us.

“Since I’ve joined Chelsea [in 2006], we always fight with Manchester for the title. This year, we will be fighting with four good teams Manchester, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City.”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Roger Federer: reflecting on No1, reviewing 2018, hoping for more in 2019
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals: A star is born as Sascha Zverev beats Djokovic to claim biggest title
The Sport Review
Andy Townsend suggests where Man United need January signings
The Sport Review
AC Milan keen on signing Chelsea FC midfielder – report