How Far Behind Are Chelsea From Liverpool And Manchester City? This Is What Drogba Has To Say

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It was an incredible season in the Premier League for Liverpool and Manchester City, as they both fought for the league title until the last day of the season.

At the end, it was just a point that separated both sides. City ended the season as champions with 98 points, and Liverpool ended with an incredible 97 points – a point tally that’s high enough to win them the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were so good that they only lost one Premier League game last season, and let’s not forget that they are champions of Europe after beating Tottenham in the Champions League final last month.

Chelsea finished last season with 72 points, ending up as third, 25 points behind Liverpool and 26 points behind Manchester City.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is the front-runner to take over from Maurizio Sarri who has left Stamford Bridge to become Juventus boss. Lampard will definitely have an uphill task next season, and it’s worsened by the fact that the Blues can’t make any summer signing.

However, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has backed Lampard to do well at Chelsea and believes that Chelsea aren’t too far off from European champions Liverpool and Premier League champions Manchester City.

When asked how far Chelsea are behind Manchester City and Liverpool, Drogba told talkSPORT: “I think they’re not that far, you’ve got those two teams flying, but despite all the criticism, Chelsea had a good season.

“Win the UEFA Cup [Europa League], not every team in this league can do it. We did it against a good Arsenal team. Maybe they didn’t perform on that day, but it’s a final and the best team wins, that’s what happens.

“Next year is a new season and I can’t wait for it.”

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