Merson: Chelsea will challenge Liverpool for Premier League title

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has claimed that Chelsea are likely to win the Premier League within the next three or four years. 

Liverpool and Manchester City are currently a cut above the Blues but Merson claims that Chelsea have the quality and they will sign the players necessary to win the league once again.

Frank Lampard’s men managed to beat Manchester City recently and they showed their big-game personality throughout the ninety minutes. 

It will be interesting to see how Chelsea perform next season. They have already signed two quality players in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Both players will improve them a lot.

If they can sign a quality left back, it would give Lampard a very good starting lineup. 

If the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City do not strengthen at every given opportunity, Chelsea could easily catch up with them.

Roman Abramovich has the resources to propel Chelsea towards the title once again.

Merson said: “I think Chelsea need a left-back, and they might need another centre-half, and then they’ll be a major force next season. I don’t think they’ll win the Premier League next season, but the gap won’t be as big. They mean business. The owner has been brilliant; he’s weighed it up and gone – bang! Here’s your money.

“He’s looked at the situation and thought, ‘Tottenham are struggling, Pep Guardiola won’t be at City forever,’ and he’s trying to get into the top four, close the gap and challenge when they have their chance.

“With Liverpool putting up records like they have with their players being as good as they are, it’s only a matter of time before the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid come calling. In three or four years, I’d be quite shocked if Chelsea don’t win the Premier League.”