Can Chelsea turn their fortunes around this season?

Chelsea finished third in last season’s Premier League with 74 points, nearly 20 behind Liverpool and champions Manchester City who finished with 92 and 93 respectively.

The Blues started last season well – and were one point ahead of Liverpool following their 2-2 draw on 2 January – before falling away and losing two cup finals to the Reds as they finished the season trophyless.

But, for the upcoming season that kicks off on the 5th of August, Chelsea has hopes of turning their fortunes around.

They kick off with a trip to Everton, managed by former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, on 6 August.

Chelsea’s summer transfer window so far

Chelsea has been linked with many high-profile superstar players and confirmed that Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling is their first – and so far only – signing of the summer.

However, the summer transfer window remains open until the 1st of September, so there is still time to bring in new players.

The Blues are linked with a slew of defenders, including Nathan Ake and Kalidou Koulibaly, as they seek to replace big defensive losses in Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger who both left on frees to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.

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Additionally, Romelu Lukaku left London to return to Inter Milan on loan following a disappointing season.

Danny Drinkwater and Charly Musonda, Lucas Bergstrom, Sam McClelland, Nathan Baxter, and Jake Clarke-Salter have all left the club too.

For a team that has produced so much homegrown talent in their youth academy, Chelsea does seem to be struggling to keep players from leaving.

What are the odds of Chelsea winning the Premier League?

According to most sports betting brands, Manchester City have the shortest odds of winning the English Premier League title this upcoming season – listed as 1.67 (or 4/6).

Unsurprisingly, Liverpool are second place with 2.38 (or 11/8) odds, followed by Tottenham Hotspurs on 14.

Judging by predictions by significant bookmakers, Chelsea may not have what it takes to win its sixth Premier League title – fourth place among most bookies with odds of 16.

On the official Chelsea website, you can meet the team including big names Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante, and Timo Werner.

While the Blues team is made of superstar players, it always seems like something is missing, at least that something needed to come out on top once the season is over.

The last season started great for the team but eventually ended in major disappointments even though finishing in third place is not terrible.

Off-field problems and injuries were common in the Blues squad the previous season, and the team wants to do better this season.

However, this may not be possible without making further changes to their team this summer transfer window.

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