Tuchel reveals his plans for the Premier League title

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After 19 games played in the league this season, Chelsea dropped down to 9th in the league and 10th place before the game against Wolves.

The Blues are 11 points off the top of the league, a far cry from the number one position the team occupied just last month after beating Leeds United 3-1.

Frank Lampard was sacked on Monday, and Thomas Tuchel was appointed as the new manager on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old German was tasked with the responsibility of restoring Chelsea’s fortunes, and he has admitted that although he has a strong squad, competing for the title this season is a far shot but the Blues can fight for a top four finish.

“The title, ooh, far away, we have to be realistic at the same time,” Tuchel said in his post-match press conference.

“When you sign for Chelsea as manager it’s absolutely right you sign for the expectation to fight for titles; Premier League, Champions League and cups.

“It’s absolutely clear, but at the same time we have to be realistic that there are a lot of teams and points between us and fourth.

“So maybe it’s the best time now to step up in the middle of the season. Don’t lose the focus in looking too far.

“Stay now and work on a daily basis on details and progression in our game, and points will follow.

“I’m absolutely sure we have the capacity to hurt everybody in every league and competition and it’s my job to bring evidence of that as fast as possible.”

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