Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game against Rennes at Stamford Bridge, Rennes boss Julien Stephan has told Chelsea boss Frank Lampard that he has the squad to win the Champions League.
Lampard spent over £200million this summer to sign Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy. Thiago Silva and Sarr also arrived on free transfers.
Asked if Chelsea are one of the favourites to win the Champions League, Stephan replied (via Goal): “I’m convinced of it.
“They spent millions and signed Thiago Silva [on a free transfer as well]. They can go very far in the competition and do well in the Premier League as well.”
The Blues are undefeated in the Champions League so far this season and sit 7th on the Premier League table, just four points behind leaders Liverpool, despite a shaky start to the season.