Former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says Chelsea can make the Premier League top four if they do two things. The Pride of London report and review the comments. Meanwhile Marc Cucurella speaks on the growing Blues confidence and fresh demands for himself.
When Burnley winger Wilson Odobert’s shot hit the back of the Chelsea net at Turf Moor at the weekend, CFC supporters would have been forgiven for expecting progress to rapidly and unacceptably halt once more. However, the west London outfit managed a come-from-behind win against the relegation favourites on their own occasionally intimidating patch. Raheem Sterling assisted Clarets man Ameen Al-Dakhil in netting an own goal, starting the Blues revival. Sterling was also awarded a penalty before Cole Palmer buried the spot-kick. Once the England international struck for 3-1, the away side were home and dry, so to speak. Yet the former Manchester City forward was involved early on in the fourth for Nicolas Jackson, too.
This led to some interesting media speculation from a respected analyst. Gary Neville suggests Mauricio Pochettino’s team could potentially make the top four this season. But there is a caveat from the ex-Red Devil: signings. Neville believes if CFC were to respectively acquire a world-class centreback and a capable striker, they wouldn’t be too far away from a Champions League place. PoL’s advice is not to get ahead of ourselves whilst advancement is occurring.
Chelsea fullback Marc Cucurella talks about increasing Blues confidence as a team and some new demands for his game
Cucurella is back in CFC head coach Pochettino’s plans, and deservedly so on the whole. He’s been speaking to the official club website about the come-back victory against Vincent Kompany’s Burnley on Saturday. In addition to that, the Spanish star spoke about alterations to his new role:
"“The reaction of the team after conceding the goal was very good. We created chances and after half time, we were very focused on what we needed to do…”On the rightback position, he said this:“It’s a little bit difficult. The big demands are the same, it’s just I’m the opposite side. I try to do my best, help the team, and I think my teammates help me as well. So we need to continue in this way and win games”."