Chelsea boss and Germany international Thomas Tuchel has ruled out the Blues out of the EPL title race for this season.
Tuchel stressed that it’s stupid for Chelsea to still believe they can win the EPL title this season.
This comes after Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw vs Brighton right at Stamford Bridge in the recent match in the EPL.
Danny Welbeck’s late header gave the Seagulls an equaliser that strikeout Romelu Lukaku’s opener for the Blues.
Chelsea have been ravished with injuries and COVID-19, leaving the Tuchel accepting defeat in the title race.
Asked if Chelsea can still compete for the title, Tuchel replied: “How should we be in it? We have seven Covid-19 cases. We have five or six players out for six or more weeks. How should we compete in a title race?
“We would be stupid to think we can do it out of Covid and injuries and just play, and everybody would be stupid to do it without 23 fit players.”
Chelsea will be facing Liverpool and Man City in their next two matches in the EPL.