Shearer: What Thomas Tuchel needs for Chelsea title challenge next season

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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has backed Chelsea to finish in the top four this season while also revealing what the Blues need to challenge for the title next season.

According to Shearer, Chelsea must sign a top quality centre-forward if we must challenge for the title next season.

Chelsea have looked much improved, especially defensively, since Tuchel’s arrival.

“He’s [Tuchel] given everyone an opportunity,” said Shearer, speaking as a pundit on Match of the Day 2.

“He didn’t play [Mason] Mount in the first game, he’s swapped it over with [Ben] Chilwell and [Marcos] Alonso, [Olivier] Giroud has been in there, he’s changed the system slightly. He’s given everyone the opportunity to impress him.

“I still think they are lacking that top-quality centre-forward to challenge [for the title].

“They’ll challenge for fourth, but I think to go to the next level they’ll need a top centre forward.”

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