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Premier League champions, Chelsea will relinquish the title we won last season except a miracle happens.

For now, the Blues must put extra focus on other competitions like the UEFA Champions League where we’ve been drawn to play Barcelona in the second round of the tournament.

Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly believes the Blues can go through to the quarterfinals of the competition, but will need players like Tiemoue Bakayako and other new entrants to pick form before then.

Desailly told Goal: “This season there’s a lot of new players; Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta.

“Even Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen and Victor Moses coming in, they need to maintain their level across more fixtures. That can be the difference but it is just a matter of time to get back to that level that they had before.

“Bakayoko has not given his full potential. Nemanja Matic was already comfortable at Chelsea and was embedded in the system so it was easier for him but I think that they potentially have the squad to win things. Willian and Pedro want to be in their national squads.

“Hazard is in form and scoring goals so Chelsea need it all to come together collectively to be at a high level when they face Barcelona.”

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