Lineker unhappy with Chelsea’s form – “Three-horse race might become two”

Gary Lineker is unhappy with Chelsea’s recent form, and warned the Blues of slipping out of the title race.

Chelsea were top of the league until suffering a form slump a few weeks ago. Their title battle with Liverpool and Manchester City is a game of fine margins, and too many points dropped has seen them go from first to third.

While the defending European champions are still very much gunning for the league, the points they have been dropping could prove costly. They drew against an Everton side that were there for the taking on Thursday, while City and Liverpool won their matches 7-0 and 3-1.

Lineker was left unhappy with Chelsea’s recent form, and called for the team to wake up and return to winning ways.

Taking to his Twitter account after the team drew 1-1 at home against Everton, Lineker said, “The 3 horse race is in danger of becoming a 2 horse race.”

Thomas Tuchel would have been frustrated to see his Chelsea team lose ground on their Premier League title rivals on Thursday evening
Tuchel (pictured) was not happy after the match. Source: Getty Images

Not ideal

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel spoke after the draw, saying, “I’m concerned we have too many players out, six or seven players. This at the moment is the problem, one of the key problems.

“You know about the situation in central midfield for eight weeks and again all of our strikers are out, we had this situation four weeks ago where Romelu (Lukaku) and Timo (Werner) were injured for weeks.

“So we struggle, obviously, with this and at the same point, we’re always focused on the solution and guys we have on the pitch. We were strong enough today and I’m not so sure right now why we get punished like this.

“I see teams concede many more chances than we do, teams concede many more half-chances than we do, we conceded nothing and it was a draw. I think we have a huge possibility with a 3-0 for is and it would be a fair result,” he concluded.

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