Liverpool legend doesn’t think Chelsea can close the gap on Liverpool despite the new signings

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The summer transfer window closes on October 5, and it’s expected to be a busy transfer window for Chelsea.

The Blues have already done well to sign two top players in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, and more deals are expected in the coming weeks.

Frank Lampard was able to secure a top four finish for Chelsea last season, but more would be expected of him next season.

The Blues have finished the last three seasons with an average of 30 points behind the leaders in the league, and it’s expected that Chelsea should fight for the title next season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool legend John Barnes believes Chelsea will be stronger next season, but won’t be able to fight Liverpool and Manchester City.

Speaking to BonusCodeBets he said: “I definitely feel like Chelsea can challenge for the top four again next season, but I don’t necessarily think they can challenge Manchester City and Liverpool just yet.

“However, they will become more competitive and get closer to the top two teams in the Premier League with the signings they have made. Signing Ziyech, Werner and potentially more is clearly a strong indication that Chelsea are there to compete next season.

“I am sure they will be in the top four again, but I don’t think they will be ready to make a move for first or second place in the league just yet.”

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