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Chelsea’s fixtures in the coming weeks are fully loaded, and Blues boss Thomas Tuchel must get his squad ready for the games coming up.
This weekend, Chelsea will play host to Manchester United, before facing Liverpool away at Anfield on Thursday, and then massive games against Everton and Leeds United will follow.
Chelsea must get good results in the coming games to ensure a top four finish, as there are many teams fighting for a top four place.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, believes that Chelsea must get a good result in these games or thet could forget about top four.
Paul Merson told Sky Sports: “Chelsea have had kind fixtures in recent weeks, but you still have to beat these teams. Liverpool have had relatively kind fixtures, but they didn’t beat Newcastle, Brighton, Burnley or West Brom. You have to put these teams away and to be fair, Chelsea have done that.
“What follows easy games, though? Hard games and Chelsea face that now.
“Chelsea play Manchester United and Liverpool and then they’ve got Everton, who are flying. Leeds away is in there too, which is a hard game, and in the middle of that is two games against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Before you know it, they could get nothing out of those four games, and they are completely out of it. But, if they can get results against United and Liverpool and can beat Everton and Leeds, then they’ve got a far easier run of games and then they are favourites. It’s madness.
“This period now and until the end of March is a defining time for Tuchel and Chelsea. It’s the be-all and end-all of their season, without a doubt. The real test starts now for this Chelsea side. They have five or six matches coming up which will define their whole season.”