Ex-Chelsea player backs Blues to finish in top four now Tuchel has taken charge

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Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot insists Chelsea can finish in the Premier League top four this season now Thomas Tuchel has taken charge.

The German tactician extended his unbeaten start as Blues boss to three games thanks to a 1-0 win over Tottenham on Thursday evening.

Asked if Chelsea can secure Champions League football for the 2021/22 season, former Blues defender Melchiot told talkSPORT: “Oh yeah, by far they can get that.

“This is only the first test he [Tuchel] had, so we have to realistic. Do they have the chance? Yeah.

“I always felt Chelsea had to aim for the Champions League spots and go for it. The only thing now is how are they going to perform in the next game. This was his first biggest test.

“If you saw Tuchel [against Tottenham], it was the first time he emotionally reacted in a different way than when we saw before.

“He knows there is no waiting time. The way he delivered the team to make them win, this win was way bigger than we thought it would be for him.”

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