Former Liverpool midfielder admits Chelsea are the team to beat next season

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Liverpool dominated the Premier League this season, and it’s no surprise to anyone that they’re the Premier League champions of 2019-20 season after a very consistent season for the Reds.

Having lost two games in the Premier League since last season, such can be seen as the extent of Liverpool’s rise in the Premier League.

Manchester City have also been a strong force over the past three seasons, and have won the league two out of the last three campaigns.

After watching his former side triumph this season, former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer believes Chelsea are the team to beat next season, especially after the decision to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

McAteer told the Racing Post: “One team who definitely look to be heading in the right direction are Chelsea.

“It was a massive step up for Frank Lampard taking the manager’s job. It’s easier at Derby when your reputation as a player means you gain a certain amount of respect. But that’s not the case when there are World Cup winners in the dressing room.

“But I can see them being right up there next season. They needed to boost their forward line but Timo Werner’s signing is a huge statement of intent. I don’t think they can rely on Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud.”

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