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Chelsea legend Alan Hudson believes Thomas Tuchel’s biggest test as Chelsea boss will be against Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Hudson also insists Chelsea are Champions League contenders.
When asked if Chelsea are serious Champions League contenders, Hudson told CaughtOffside: “Without a doubt. He has installed a Mourinho-like attitude, with winning being the be all and end all. Each and every player are still playing for their places.
“He has them on their toes and barring Manchester City stopping them in both competitions they can most definitely go very close. They simply don’t look like being beaten.
“You can forget the first thirteen or fourteen unbeaten matches – this (the City game) is Tuchel’s test of all tests.
“No hiding place in this one, no excuses, he MUST choose his best team, because if Manchester City go about Chelsea the way they have others, it will be a jolt to Chelsea’s new-found confidence.
“I have a feeling, with the experienced Chelsea players, they will step up and take the game to City. Tuchel will relish the game being at Wembley. The way he has handled himself on the sidelines has been the highlight of his progress – so cool, calm and collected, which he wants to rub off on his team.”