Gianfranco Zola predicts where Chelsea FC will finish this season
Gianfranco Zola says Chelsea FC are capable of turning around their stuttering form this season
Gianfranco Zola believes that Chelsea FC are capable of turning around their stuttering form and finishing in the top four this season.
The Blues have been struggling to find consistent form in the top flight in recent weeks and their 1-0 loss to Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend was their fourth defeat in five Premier league outings.
Their poor form is a far cry from their quality performances in the top flight last season when they won the Premier League in style in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge.
Chelsea FC are facing the very real prospect of missing out on a place in the top four this season, with Conte’s side currently in fifth place and five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
The Blues will aim to get back to winning ways when they take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
And Chelsea FC legend Zola seems to think that the west London side are more than capable of being able to turn around their stuttering form.
Speaking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website, Zola said: “This season perhaps hasn’t been quite as good as last season but the team is still doing well.
“Chelsea did very well in the first leg against Barcelona and will hope to get through [to the next round of the Champions League] in the second leg. They can still push on in the Premier League too and have a strong finish.
“Compared to last season, yes, of course it’s not as good, because Chelsea dominated the league so much. The Premier League is such a difficult competition, so it is uncommon to see a team dominate for two or three years in a row.|
Chelsea FC will take on FC Barcelona in the return leg of their crunch Champions League last 16 clash on Wednesday night next week.