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Chelsea are unbeaten in the Champions League this season and looked in excellent form as they topped Group E.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand admits the Blues may well be contenders after spending £220million on transfers this summer, but that Chelsea’s chances will have to be reevaluated once the knockout stages commence in 2021.
Asked if Chelsea could be a dark horse, Ferdinand told BT Sport: “They could be. They are a team that are starting to gel together, you can see Frank has done good business up to now in the transfer market.
“Get through the Christmas period and New Year and see how the squad is shaping up injury wise and form wise.
“When the Champions League restarts again we will have to readdress our expectations for certain teams because form and injuries play a big part.”