Arsenal legend Paul Merson has backed Chelsea to challenge Premier League champions Liverpool for the league title next season.
Merson believes Chelsea are contenders for the title next season because the Blues have had an amazing transfer window.
Chelsea have so far signed Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Xavier Buyamba, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva.
The Blues are also expected to seal a club-record transfer for Kai Havertz, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard apparently wants another defender and goalkeeper.
“Chelsea have bought amazingly well. They are going to close the gap on Liverpool next season,” Merson told Daily Star.
“It could be one of the tightest league title races in a long time.”