Raheem Sterling must be the first of many quality signings if Chelsea want to compete says Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel is essentially a positive guy, but even he has had to admit that his team face an uphill battle to get back to where they were at the start of last season, let alone to surpass that.

He was asked about what his team needed to do to compete with the big two teams in their division, and the Chelsea boss wasn’t afraid to point out what we already know about how much the quality of the squad for this season to come has been degraded by the departures of this summer.

“We come from sanctions, we come from losing top-quality players, key players, we are a club in transition, in transition of ownership, we were behind in the transfer race and we were behind in the table. So we have things to improve,” the Chelsea boss said in quotes picked up by the Metro.

“We love to compete and we love the challenge at the very top. For that we need signings of new quality players or otherwise there’s no chance.”

He was delighted about the signing of Raheem Sterling at least, and pointed to that as an example of a transfer which would go a long way to putting Chelsea back on track.

But even given that, there needs to be a lot more done, that much is clear.

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