Liverpool -Alisson Becker admits Chelsea are the favorites to win the Premier League with their current player material. But, that doesn’t mean Liverpool are afraid of the power of the Blues.
Last season’s Champions League title was proof that Chelsea had an extraordinary squad under Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel was able to perfect the team that Frank Lampard first built.
Tuchel then added to his collection of titles at Chelsea by winning the European Super Cup. Tuchel’s Chelsea are even more perfect after they brought in Romelu Lukaku to overcome problems in attack last season.
Not only Lukaku, there is also Sevilla defender Jules Kunde who is targeted to strengthen the back line and Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid. If the two players are brought in, Chelsea will practically become the strong favorite to win, surpassing Manchester City as the defending champion.
This was also agreed by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker who is also one of Chelsea’s competitors. According to him the West London club has everything to be able to win the title.
Last season’s Champions League trophy is a valid proof of Chelsea’s strength . However, Alisson is not worried because Liverpool also has a top-quality squad to compete on the championship track.
“I believe they are one of the favorites to win the Premier League,” Alisson said as quoted by Sky Sports.
“We know how strong they are – but we don’t focus too much on the opponent, we have to focus on our job, to give a 100 per cent performance,” concluded Alisson Becker .
2020/2021 Champions League Goalkeeper of the Year: Edouard Mendy
Istanbul -Edouard Mendy won the 2020/202 Champions League Best Goalkeeper award . He beat Ederson and Thibaut Courtois.
Mendy was named the 2020/2021 Champions League Best Goalkeeper at the 2021/2022 Champions League drawing event which was held in Istanbul Turkey, Friday (27/8/2021) early morning WIB. Mendy won this award after getting 286 points from the voting results.
Voting was carried out on 24 coaches competing in Euro 2020, 80 coaches participating in the 2021/2022 Champions League and Europa League, and then by 55 journalists.
Mendy’s points are far better than Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson with 154 points, and Thibaut Courtois of Real Madrid who collected 96 points.
Mendy did appear extraordinary in the 2020/2021 Champions League. His brilliance under the bar led Chelsea to the Big Ear trophy last season.
In the 2020/2021 Champions League, Mendy became the goalkeeper who kept the most clean sheets with nine times without scoring a goal. He also only conceded three of the 12 matches he played.
This is the first Champions League Goalkeeper title for Mendy. In the 2019/2020 edition, this title belongs to Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Meanwhile, Alisson won this award in the 2018/2019 season after bringing Liverpool to victory. For the Best Goalkeeper of the Champions League 2017/2018 belongs to Keylor Navas who at that time defended Real Madrid.
Thomas Tuchel UEFA Best Coach 2020/2021
The success of Thomas Tuchel led Chelsea to win the Champions League and resulted in an award from UEFA. Tuchel has been named UEFA Coach of the Year 2020/2021.
Tuchel has only been in charge of Chelsea since January 26 after being appointed to replace the sacked Frank Lampard. He brought the Blues up until they finally won the Champions League by beating Manchester City in the final.
Previously, the former Borussia Dortmund coach went to the 2019/2020 Champions League final with Paris Saint-Germain.
Tuchel also guided Chelsea to the FA Cup final and finished fourth in the 2020/2021 Premier League. The German coach then presented Chelsea with a second title by winning the 2021 European Super Cup.
The award for Tuchel was announced after the 2021/2022 Champions League group stage draw in Istanbul, Friday (27/8/2021) early morning WIB.
“It’s like a dream,” said Thomas Tuchel as reported by the club’s official website.
It feels a bit surreal, but we’re really happy.”
“As always, in football everything is teamwork, so I accept it on behalf of my entire team, and all those who work hard at Cobham every day to push the team to its limits,” said Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel was voted UEFA Coach of the Year 2020/2021 ahead of Italy coach Roberto Mancini and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. He won with a total of 378 points, ahead of Mancini with 292 points and Guardiola with 198 points.
Thomas Tuchel is the second German coach to receive this award. Last season, this title was won by Hansil Flick who brought Bayern Munich to the treble.