Do you think Chelsea have closed the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool? Read what Tuchel has to say

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Over the past four seasons, the Premier League title has been between Manchester City and Liverpool, and the two clubs are seen as the best in the league in recent years.

The gap between Manchester City and Chelsea over the past seasons has been quite high, but Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has backed his side to close the gap, even though he admits it won’t be an easy one.

Asked whether Chelsea have closed the gap on Liverpool and City, Tuchel said: “Maybe for the moment. It is only nine games in. We need to prove it.

“Maybe we proved it in the last half of the season but now is a new season and we need to prove it.

“It is not enough to prove it for nine games, we need to prove it for the season. It will take all of us. It will take all of our courage, all of our effort, all of our discipline.

“It will simply take all of us. It’s like running a marathon. This league is extremely exhausting. We have different competitions. We are up for all competitions and the best outcome in all competitions. We are trying to close the gap.

“I have no problem in admitting that there was a gap in the last seasons and that Liverpool and City set the standards. They created a certain mentality with their managers together over the years.

“We try to close it, we are confident enough to say from the first day we want to close it. This is what drives us. We will work on it because it takes a lot to keep the momentum going.”

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